Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys Named 2019 "Rising Stars" by Texas Super Lawyers

DALLAS (April 30) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that three attorneys from the firm’s Dallas office were selected as "Rising Stars" by 2019 Texas Super Lawyers. Partner Wes Butler was named in the Business Litigation category, partner Christin Jones was named in the Civil Litigation: Defense category, and attorney Jason Steed was named in the Appellate category. 

In addition to this prestigious list, Wes Butler and Jason Steed were named to the Up-and-Coming 100 list.

The Super Lawyers 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.

Wes Butler focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, employment litigation and counseling and ERISA litigation. In addition, Mr. Butler has an active general litigation docket, including tort claims. He represents parties in state and federal court litigation and in arbitrations. Mr. Butler represents parties in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission and other agencies. He has handled cases in the state and federal courts of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, and Texas. Mr. Butler has been recognized as a “Rising Star” annually since 2010.

Christin Jones focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and appellate litigation matters. Ms. Jones has experience in civil, real estate, and commercial litigation. Previously, she worked as a prosecutor in the appellate division of the Bexar County District Attorney’s office after interning for the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Jones has been recognized as a “Rising Star” annually since 2015.

Jason Steed 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. He has represented clients in a variety of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, class actions, employment litigation, qui tam/FCA litigation, product liability, and constitutional law. Mr. Steed frequently handles arbitration issues in court — such as compelling or avoiding arbitration, and confirming or vacating arbitration awards. And he is often hired to consult or collaborate with trial counsel to help shape and preserve legal arguments for any future appeal. Mr. Steed has been recognized as a “Rising Star” annually since 2016.

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