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Outstanding Texas Attorneys for 2021

These outstanding law firms in Texas are being recognized for their contribution to their clients and their local community.

By: Sylvia Slezak | May 2021

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Anderson & Cummings, LLP - Fort Worth, TX

Serving Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, the attorneys at Anderson Cummings in Fort Worth have more than six decades of combined personal injury law experience. Their reputation for success and relentlessly pursuing justice for their personal injury and wrongful death clients has garnered attention nationwide, with a track record of verdicts and settlements that are some of the largest in the country. When attorneys throughout Texas want the best possible results for their clients, they team up with Anderson & Cummings. The firm’s practice areas are wrongful death, personal injury, oil & gas accidents, truck accidents, catastrophic injury, product liability, Workers' Compensation, and corporate law.

Types of cases handled by the Anderson & Cummings law firm are auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, defective products, dog bites, construction accidents, premises liability claims, slip and fall accidents, work-related injuries, and wrongful death.

Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed by the Texas Supreme Court to practice within the state as well as in Northern, Southern and Eastern Federal Texas Districts, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Seth Anderson, the firm’s co-founding partner, has been recognized by numerous legal organizations for his achievements. He has been named as one of Fort Worth's Top Personal Injury Lawyers by Fort Worth Texas Magazine (2002-present), named a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer® by Thomson Reuters service (2013-present).

John Cummings, co-partner, is double-Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in New Mexico and Oklahoma. Mr. Cumming’s awards and accolades include recognition by his peers with an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubble, Texas Super Lawyer® (2003-present), Texas Top 100 Lawyers (2015) by Texas Monthly, and Top Attorney in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury by Fort Worth, Texas magazine (2003-present). His practice areas are Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Oil & Gas Accidents, Truck Accidents, Catastrophic Injury, Product Liability, Motorcycle Accidents

Carabin Shaw - San Antonio, TX

With over two hundred years of combined experience in personal injury law, the law firm of Carabin Shaw fights for the rights of law victims of auto accidents, trucking accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, motorcycle accidents, worksite accidents and other losses. James (Jamie) Shaw not only graduated from the University of Loyola School of Law in 1992, but founded the Carabin Shaw law firm with the guiding principle that the firm will always put clients first. That "client first" philosophy has grown Carabin Shaw into one of the largest Personal Injury Law Firms in Texas. Attorney James Shaw is licensed in the State Bar of Texas as well as in New Mexico, Colorado, and North Dakota.

Anna Shaw is a multi-lingual practicing attorney who also volunteers her time and expertise with various charities and community organizations in South Texas and abroad. Her favorite charities are the San Antonio Food Bank, Salvation Army Angel Tree Foundation (San Antonio) and Fiesta San Antonio. Attorney Anna Shaw's "philosophy on delivering customer service is that it be done with compassion, a smile and positive feedback."

Jamie Shaw's family and the Carabin Shaw law firm are active in the community and support the San Antonio Food Bank, Blue Santa, the Angel Tree Foundation, the San Antonio Police Officers Association, the Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio, and the Saint Anthony De Padua Catholic Church.

Carabin Shaw's practice areas are auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck/18-wheeler accidents, wrongful death, personal injury law, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, construction site injuries, Workers' Compensation, family law, criminal law, DWI/DUI practice center, hail damage, hurricane insurance claims, Wills Estates & Probate, traffic tickets, credit card defense, business litigation, immigration law, maritime accidents, Qui Tam, Social Security disability, steroid injections linked to meningitis, and Texas Prompt Pay claims.

Law Office Of Mary D. McKnight - Dallas, TX

The Law Office of Mary D. McKnight in Dallas has accrued knowledge of the Texas Family Code and is experienced in handling appellate matters, appeals, mandamus, and Bills of Review. Attorney McKnight enjoys practicing family law and relentlessly pursues her client’s rights from the initial filings in the trial courts through the entire appellate process if necessary. In her forty years of courtroom practice she has tried more than one hundred jury trials, with an impressive win/loss record.

In a short interview, the law firm is able to advise on the process, the next steps to be taken, and the approximate cost. Although jury trials have become rarer in family law cases, Mary D. McKnight also has extensive jury trial experience that includes jury selection and various trial strategists associated with jury trials. The law firm serves clients throughout Greater Dallas, including Highland Park, University Park, Plano, Frisco, Denton, McKinney, Lakewood, Richardson, Coppell, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Mesquite, in addition to all cities and towns in Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County and Rockwall County.

Areas of practice include child custody, divorce law, grandparent visitation rights, jury trial, marital property distribution, military personnel, termination and adoption, appellate law, and writ of mandamus.

Law Office Of Myron G. Davis - Houston, TX

Located in Houston, the Law Office of Myron G. Davis is focused on the rights of the wrongfully accused and seriously injured and provides aggressive legal representation for criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, personal injury and juvenile law cases for the following counties: Harris, Walker, Galveston, Fort Bend, Mategorda, Gloria, Waller, Parker, and Jefferson.

Attorney Myron G. Davis has tried more than one hundred fifty cases, with winning results that include capital murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, DWI, drug cases and personal injury cases across the State of Texas. For nearly twenty years, Attorney Davis has encountered a plethora of varied cases and situations, and has gained experience and knowledge from working on both sides of the legal system. A Thurgood Marshall School of Law graduate, Attorney Davis is a goal-oriented attorney seeking justice for his clients and ready to fight tooth and nail to get the outcome his clients deserve.

Law Office Of Susanne Bonilla Harrold, P.C. - Corpus Christi, TX

The Law Office of Susanne Bonilla Harrold provides family law representation for residents of Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Odem, Calallen, George West, Mathis, Rockport, Portland, Ingleside, and the following counties: San Patricio, Aransas, Nueces, Kleberg, Jim Wells. The areas of practice are divorce, child support, child custody, adoption termination, maintenance, protective orders, modifications, and paternity.

After experiencing a difficult divorce, Ms. Bonilla Harrold was inspired to begin working solely as a family law attorney. She is focused on the welfare of children, protecting their rights and guiding families through divorce. Licensed since 1988, Attorney Bonilla Harrold practiced in several areas of law that includes criminal defense, probate, and family law. She is a dedicated, hands-on advocate with a one-on-one approach to resolving family matters for her clients. Ms. Bonilla Harrold has extensive experience with Texas statutes and the Texas Family Code, and is able to tailor her approach based on the situation, transforming into a formidable courtroom opponent or a skilled negotiator during mediation.

Liles White PLLC Trial Lawyers - Corpus Christi, TX

Liles White PLLC Trial Lawyers in Corpus Christi is a litigation firm that handles cases for clients who have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of careless or reckless behavior. The law firm successfully won a trucking negligence case where the jury held the truck driver and his employer’s trucking company responsible for the death of a man, thus resulting in a $39.9 million verdict for the victim’s family.

Board certified personal injury trial attorney, Kevin W. Liles has more than two decades of experience representing clients in safety-related lawsuits all over the U.S., and is frequently called upon to share his expertise in lectures on how to represent victims of heavy truck wrecks in both Texas and New Mexico. He is licensed in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, and his practice is entirely devoted to litigation.

Raised in the west Texas town of Abilene, Mr. Liles earned his B.S. from Texas A&M University in 1993, and a Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School in 1997. In 2001, Attorney Liles joined Harris & Watts, PC where he exclusively represented plaintiffs. The addition of Mr. Liles helped the firm grow to become a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ litigation firm.

In 2010, Mr. Liles formed Liles Harris PLLC, an injury law firm that focused on representing plaintiffs injured because of trucking negligence, workplace-related accidents and auto product defects. Attorney Stuart White joined the firm shortly thereafter and partnered with Mr. Liles to form Liles White PLLC.

A fourth-generation attorney, Stuart R. White became a partner at Liles White PLLC in 2016. He obtained the largest trucking verdict in the country in a wrongful death trucking case (2016) in Dallas County, Texas where the jury returned a $37.9 million verdict against O’Reilly Auto Enterprises. Mr. White’s experience includes the favorable settlement of numerous cases involving automotive and tire defects, trucking and commercial vehicle litigation, and dram shop liability. His practice focuses primarily on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases; in particular, 18-wheeler, bus and company vehicle wreck cases and oil field explosions and injuries.

Mr. White got his start in private practice by taking cases other lawyers had turned down and rejected, settling in excess of $10,000,000 worth of cases that included several multi-seven-figure cases that were turned down by other law firms due to crash reports not being favorable to their clients. But with Mr. White and his firm’s expertise, they were able to prove that the crash report and investigation was wrong. He is also a frequent guest lecturer on how to represent victims of heavy truck wrecks in New Mexico and Texas, and the author of the New Mexico Truck Crash Law Overview for the AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group.


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