Insights: News Releases Seven Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys Named 2016 Texas Super Lawyers

DALLAS (October 4) -- Kilpatrick Townsend announced today that seven attorneys from the firm’s Dallas office were selected as 2016 Texas Super Lawyers. Partners Michael Ellis, Kirk Florence, Cole Ramey, Karly Rodine, and Alan Wright were named in the Business Litigation category, while partner Jason Fatheree was recognized in the Civil Litigation: Defense category and partner Craig McDougal was recognized in the Employment & Labor category.

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.

Michael Ellis focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation including all aspects of dispute resolution in commercial transactions, focusing on trial and arbitration of complex matters in the principal areas of real estate, financial services, mortgage services, and commercial business disputes at the state and federal level. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers annually since 2010.

Jason Fatheree focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He has many years of experience representing a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small business owners in all phases of litigation including complex commercial cases, corporations, contracts, deceptive trade practices, mass toxic tort cases, premises liability, products liability, and general civil litigation. Mr. Fatheree has successfully resolved hundreds of cases, the majority of which involved complex legal issues. Drawing on his experience working with experts in a broad range of technical fields, Mr. Fatheree’s background allows him to simplify sophisticated issues quickly and defend his clients against damage claims involving complex theories. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers annually since 2007.

Kirk Florence is a trial lawyer 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. He has represented clients in many complex civil litigation matters in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Florence has particular experience in complex multi-party litigation, mass tort cases, serious product liability claims, partnership and intra-company disputes, and the defense of environmental claims against oil and gas companies and other industrial businesses. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers annually since 2008.

Craig McDougal focuses his practice on labor and employment law and complex commercial litigation. He represents parties in state and federal court litigation and in arbitrations. Mr. McDougal represents parties in administrative proceedings before the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission and other agencies. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers annually since 2007.

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. Mr. Ramey has been recognized by Super Lawyers annually since 2004.

Karly Rodine focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, real estate litigation and financial services. She represents a wide variety of clients in federal and state court litigation matters, and advises such clients in all facets of dispute resolution. She has extensive experience leading litigation teams in both federal and state courts across the South Central region of the United States. Ms. Rodine has been recognized by Super Lawyers annually since 2007.

Alan Wright focuses his practice in the trial and appeal of commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He has experience in appellate, banking and finance, bankruptcy, contract and business tort, energy, insurance, labor and employment real estate, land use and zoning, probate, and securities litigation. Previously, Mr. Wright practiced for 29 years at a national commercial law firm where his practice included banking and finance, bankruptcy, contract and business torts, energy, insurance, labor and employment, real estate, land use and zoning, probate, and securities matters. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers annually since 2011, and was previously recognized 2003 - 2005.

For more information about Kilpatrick Townsend, please visit: www.kilpatricktownsend.com.

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