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27 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2011 Texas Super Lawyers

September 13, 2011

Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated ("Cox Smith") today announced 27 of its attorneys from its offices in Austin, Dallas, El Paso and San Antonio have been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list as some of the top attorneys in Texas for 2011. In addition to these honors, renowned bankruptcy attorney Deborah D. Williamson was selected again as one of the state's top 100 attorneys, top 50 women attorneys and top 50 attorneys in Central/West Texas. Arlene Switzer Steinfield, who has more than 30 years of experience in representing management in labor and employment law, was also identified again as one of the state's top 100 attorneys, top 50 women attorneys and top 100 attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to superlawyers.com.

"Our Super Lawyers go above and beyond for their clients every single day and I'm thrilled that each of them has been recognized by their peers for the hard work they do and the relationships they have built with their clients in serving as trusted advisors," said Jamie Smith, managing director of Cox Smith.

The Austin-based Cox Smith attorneys recognized as 2011 Texas Super Lawyers include:

Austin

  • Catherine Greaves – Health Care 
  • Karen Neeley – Banking

The Dallas-based Cox Smith attorneys recognized as 2011 Texas Super Lawyers include:

Dallas

  • Tom Alleman – Insurance Coverage 
  • Mark Andrews – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights 
  • Frank Carroll – Business Litigation 
  • Teresa Ereon Giltner – Real Estate 
  • Arlene Switzer Steinfield – Employment & Labor 
  • George Tarpley – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

The El Paso-based Cox Smith attorneys recognized as 2011 Texas Super Lawyers include:

El Paso

  • Kathleen Campbell Walker – Immigration 
  • Mark C. Walker – Civil Litigation Defense

The San Antonio-based Cox Smith attorneys recognized as 2011 Texas Super Lawyers include:

San Antonio

  • Diann Bartek – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights 
  • Kerry Benedict – Real Estate 
  • Ray Bissmeyer – Employment Litigation: Defense 
  • David C. Kinder – Business Litigation 
  • Donna McElroy – Employment Litigation: Defense 
  • Ellen Mitchell – Appellate 
  • Howard Newton – General Litigation 
  • Gale R. "Pete" Peterson – Intellectual Property Litigation 
  • Jon R. Ray – Energy & Natural Resources 
  • David H.O. Roth – Energy & Natural Resources 
  • John Stewart – Real Estate 
  • Marty Truss – Business Litigation 
  • Dan G. Webster – Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • David B. West – Business Litigation 
  • Deborah D. Williamson – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights 
  • Harry W. Wolff, Jr. – Estate Planning & Probate