Awards & Recognition
September 23, 2013

National law firm Polsinelli is pleased to announce that six shareholders and one senior partner from its Dallas office have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Texas Super Lawyers®. Additionally, one shareholder was chosen as a Rising Star for 2013.

Only five percent of attorneys in each state are honored on the 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list. The Polsinelli attorneys included were: 

  • Sherri T. Alexander, Shareholder – Business Litigation, Health Care (2004-2013);
  • John C. Cox, Shareholder – Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources (2013);
  • Riva T. Johnson, Senior Partner – Employee Benefits/ERISA (2006-2013);
  • Leane Capps Medford, Shareholder – Business Litigation, Appellate, (2007-2013);
  • William E. Swart, Shareholder – Business Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking (2005, 2012-2013);
  • Henry Talavera, Shareholder – Employee Benefits/ERISA (2007-2013);
  • Lon R. Williams, Shareholder – Employment & Labor, Alternative Dispute Resolution (2003-2013);

In addition to the inclusion on this list, Leane Capps Medford also was chosen for the Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers and Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers lists for 2013. This year marks the tenth consecutive year Williams has been named a Super Lawyer and marks the debut on the list for Cox.

Super Lawyers 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. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Each year, the designation of Rising Star is more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Texas who are either 40 years of age or younger in practice for 10 years or less.

The following new-addition attorney has been selected for inclusion as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star® for 2013:

  • Rick Daniel, Shareholder – Banking, Real Estate (2013)

Dallas is one of the firm’s key cities which include Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Kansas City New York, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Jon Henderson was recently named the managing partner of the Dallas office.The American Lawyer Magazine featured Polsinelli in its June 2013 issue and recognized it as the fastest-growing law firm in America over the past five years. This year, the firm moved up to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms.

About Polsinelli

Real Challenges. Real Answers.SM Serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs, and individuals, our attorneys build enduring relationships by providing legal counsel informed by business insight to help clients achieve their objectives. This commitment to understanding our clients' businesses has helped us become the fastest growing law firm in the U.S. for the past five years, according to the leading legal business and law firm publication, The American Lawyer. Our more than 680 attorneys in 17 cities work with clients nationally to address the challenges of their roles in health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation. The firm can be found online at Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.