Insights: News Releases Eleven Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys Recognized as Texas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

DALLAS/HOUSTON (September 1) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that 11 of the firm’s attorneys were recognized as 2020 Texas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.  

The distinction honors attorneys who attain a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as some of the region’s pre-eminent lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, all of which result in a comprehensive and diverse listing of the top five percent of attorneys in each state.

Adam Charnes – Business Litigation
Adam Charnes is a partner in the Dallas office and focuses his practice on appellate, constitutional, and complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in cases pending in federal and state courts of appeals across the nation, including the United States Supreme Court. 

Kirk Florence - Business Litigation
Kirk Florence is a partner in the Dallas office who focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and tort litigation including complex commercial litigation, product liability, commercial torts, environmental litigation, toxic torts, construction disputes, civil appeals, and arbitration.

Patrick Gaas - Construction Litigation
A partner in the Houston office, Patrick Gaas handles some of the largest and most challenging commercial and industrial construction disputes and transactions both nationally and internationally, including workouts, document preparation, administrative proceedings, litigation, mediation, and arbitration.

Brian Gaudet – Construction Litigation
Brian Gaudet is a partner in the Houston office. His practice encompasses all aspects of the project and construction cycle from contract document preparation and review to litigation and dispute resolution of related claims. 

Craig McDougal - Employment & Labor
Craig McDougal is a partner at the Dallas office with a focus on labor and employment law and complex commercial litigation. He represents parties in state and federal court litigation and in arbitrations before the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission and other agencies.

Cole Ramey – Business Litigation
A partner in the Dallas office, Cole Ramey focuses his practice on commercial and complex business litigation. He represents a wide variety of clients in federal and state court litigation matters, and counsels such clients in all aspects of formal and informal dispute resolution, contract negotiation, and general business issues.

Daniel Shank - Business Litigation
Daniel Shank is a partner in the Houston office with over 37 years of experience in the areas of commercial, construction, personal injury, real estate, environmental, energy, and insurance litigation.

Jason Steed - Business Litigation
Jason Steed is Counsel in the Dallas office. He is an appellate attorney with extensive experience in both state and federal appellate courts across the nation, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Texas, the Supreme Court of California, and the Supreme Court of Alaska. 

James Steinberg -  Technology Transactions
James Steinberg is a partner in the Dallas office. focuses his practice on complex commercial transactions and general corporate matters for telecommunications, financial institutions, healthcare insurers, technology and other companies. 

Alan Wright - Business Litigation
Alan Wright is counsel in the Dallas office and focuses his practice in the trial and appeal of commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He has experience in banking and finance, bankruptcy, contract and business torts, energy, insurance, labor and employment, real estate, land use and zoning, probate, and securities matters.

Nick Nieto - Rising Star
Nick Nieto is an associate in the Houston office. Nick’s practice is primarily focused on construction and real estate law. He has assisted owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in a variety of construction-related transactions and disputes both in and out of the courtroom. 


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