Seventeen Kelly Hart attorneys have been selected for inclusion on Super Lawyers' 2012 "Texas Rising Stars" list. The honorees are Fort Worth attorneys Chad J. Arnette, S. Benton Cantey, Leslie M. Darby, Sharon F. Fulgham, Christopher S. Greer, Thomas R. Hegi, Brandon M. Hill, Brandon T. Hurley, Stephanie E. Kaiser, Chad A. Key, Cheryl P. Leb, Ross S. Martin, Derek L. Montgomery, Preston R. Mundt, Dana M. Stayton and Matthew D. Stayton. Also receiving the honor is Monica M. Jacobs from Kelly Hart's Austin office.
"Texas Rising Stars" are the top up-and coming lawyers in Texas who are under the age of 40 or have been in practice 10 years or less. Selections are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of Thomson Reuters Legal Division. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidate by an attorney-led research staff , a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
The "Rising Stars" list appears in the April 2012 issue of Texas Monthly and the Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars special edition.