Seventeen Kelly Hart attorneys have earned selection to the 2016 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.Kelly Hart attorneys receiving Rising Star recognition include:
Jacob Birnbaum (Tax), Anna Brandl (Energy & Natural Resources), S. Benton Cantey (Mergers & Acquisitions), David W. Cook (Mergers & Acquisitions), Leslie M. Darby (IP), Kimberly Donovan Uskovich (Estate & Probate), Sharon Fulgham (Civil Lit. Defense), Christopher S. Greer (Business Litigation), Evan M. Malloy (Mergers & Acquisitions), Derek L. Montgomery (Appellate), Preston R Mundt (Business Litigation), Jody S. Sanders (Appellate), Mary H. Smith (Appellate), Daniel A. Vela (Securities & Corp.), Jeff E. Whitfield (General Litigation), Scott R. Wiehle (Business Litigation) and John T. Wilson IV (Appellate).
Each year, researchers with Thomson Reuters' legal division solicit nominations from attorneys across Texas, asking them to identify the best practicing attorneys age 40 or younger, and those who have been practicing for 10 or fewer years. In all, less than 2.5 percent of all Texas lawyers earn the Texas Rising Stars distinction.