Twenty Kelly Hart Attorneys Named 2023 Texas Rising Stars

Twenty Kelly Hart attorneys have been selected as 2023 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

The Texas Rising Stars listing recognizes the top young lawyers in the state who are age 40 or younger, or who have been practicing law for no more than ten years.  Lawyers on this list, published annually by Thomson Reuters’ legal division, are nominated by Texas attorneys and then selected following an extensive review process.  Less than 2.5 percent of all Texas lawyers earn the Texas Rising Star distinction.  

Kelly Hart attorneys who received 2023 Rising Stars recognition include Heidi Angel (Estate Planning and Probate); Joseph D. Austin (Business Litigation); Whitney Beckworth (Business Litigation); Lanie Bennett (Employment & Labor); J. Austin Franklin (Business Litigation);  Joe R. Greenhill   (Appellate); Caitlyn E. Hubbard  (Appellate); Lee B. Hunt (Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law); Meredith W. Knudsen  (Business Litigation); Jennifer McDaniel (Busienss/Corp); J. Drew Neill  (Mergers & Acquisitions); Nirav N. Patel  (Energy & Natural Resources); Kylie M. Rahl  (Real Estate); Ryan M. Roper  (Business Litigation); Mason Smith  (Energy & Natural Resources); Marylynn Smitherman (Civil Lit:  Defense); Joakim Soederbaum (Business Litigation); Taylor Spalla (Energy & Resources); Elizabeth Cuneo Thomas  (Business Litigation); and Hannah Watkins  (Real Estate).

The complete 2023 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list will be published in the April issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines.