J.L. Carpenter

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J.L. Carpenter | Criminal Defense

J.L. Carpenter is a determined and dedicated criminal defense attorney who protects the rights and freedom of people accused of criminal offenses. Having first practiced as a prosecutor, J.L. Carpenter has worked both sides of the aisle, prosecuting and defending people facing criminal charges. In addition to gaining trial experience as a prosecutor, Attorney Carpenter has trained under highly skilled defense lawyers, including the Honorable Craig A. Washington and well-respected attorney Chip B. Lewis. The Law Office of J.L. Carpenter is announcing the opening of their Friendswood, TX location, now covering Harris, Galveston and Brazoria Counties.

J.L. Carpenter Law & Associates
1506 Winding Way, Ste. 504
Friendswood, TX 77546
713-201-6767
www.jlcarpenterlaw.com

Charles Argento

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Charles Argento | Personal Injury

When you or a family member have suffered an injury that requires legal action, you don’t have the time not to have an attorney that has your best interest at heart—and most importantly, will deliver the best possible outcome. The team of highly experienced attorneys at Charles J. Argento & Associates have dealt with all matters of personal injury and accidents for client upon and client, and know exactly how to get you the compensation that you deserve. At the helm of the firm, with nearly three decades of experience in the field, is Charles J. Argento, who’s known for providing aggressive, cost-efficient and responsive representation.

“I’ve always been interested in trying to help people. I wanted to learn what it took for insurance companies to pay top money on cases,” says Mr. Argento, of how he came to be one of Houston’s most sought-after personal injury attorneys. After graduating from State University of New York at Buffalo, he earned his juris doctorate from South Texas College of Law.

Mr. Argento got his start in law by working directly with insurance companies for a wide range of personal injury cases. “During my first 10 years of practice, I represented people who were sued, so I learned the ins and outs of insurance companies: what their thinking was, how they evaluated a case, and what a case was worth,” he recalls. This experience ended up being deeply instrumental to Mr. Argento’s success today—and his ace in the hole. “I now have inside knowledge on what makes these companies pay, what information they need, and also the things that they’re looking for to prevent you from getting any kind of money. It is just invaluable in trying to get people the maximum money they deserve.”

At Charles J. Argento & Associates, Mr. Argento serves as lead counsel, and together with his staff of highly trained and efficient, bilingual paralegals, secretaries and clerks, works on cases involving car and truck accidents, defective products, medical device lawsuits, bad drugs, wrongful death and more. Their goal as a firm is to provide each and every client with the highest quality of legal services available.

Throughout his career, Mr. Argento has continually received recognition for his excellence by his clients, colleagues and the press. He holds two of the most prestigious ratings: “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory—the highest rating worldwide for legal ability and ethical standard, awarded to less than 5 percent of attorneys in the U.S.—for the past 20 consecutive years, and 10/10 by Avvo, reflecting his superb professional conduct and experience in the legal community, and providing an unmatched level of transparency, information and guidance.

On top of those honors, Mr. Argento was distinguished as the “National Top 100 Trial Attorneys” in the country; the “10 Best” in client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury attorneys; the “Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in Houston” by Three Best Rated; and “Houstonia Top Lawyers in Houston.” He also holds a Distinguished Justice Advocates certificate, awarded to only the top 1 percent of attorneys in America.

“Helping people that have been taken advantage of from insurance companies and big corporations is, without a doubt, the part of my job I love,” says Mr. Argento.

CHARLES J. ARGENTO
CHARLES J. ARGENTO & ASSOCIATES
1111 North Loop West, Ste. 715
Houston, TX 77008
713-225-5050
www.charlesargento.com

Cathy Herrington Hale

Cathy Herrington Hale | Personal Injury & Family Law

Cathy is the founder of The Herrington Law Firm and has represented hundreds of clients in the last 19 years in personal injury and family law disputes. She is committed to providing quality legal representation to her clients and obtaining the best outcome through trial or mediation. Clients often note her passion for the law, respect in the legal community and accessibility of her firm. At The Herrington Law Firm, you will receive personal service and experienced advocates in the courtroom.

Catherine Herrington Hale
The Herrington Law Firm, PC
10190 Katy Freeway, Ste. 440
Houston, TX 77043
713-227-0050
www.herringtonlawfirm.com

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

The diversity of our Top Lawyers’ practice areas exemplifies the breadth, depth, and quality of legal services offered by Chamberlain Hrdlicka. Whether your needs are locally concentrated or extend internationally, our Firm has the necessary expertise to make your goals our mission.

Back row, from left to right: Ryan Cantrell (Wills, Trusts, and Estates); Collin Rose (Intellectual Property); and Habeeb I. Gnaim (Tax Law)

Seated from left to right: Brett Berly (Estate Planning); Justin VandenBout (Insurance); and F. Daniel Knight (Admiralty, Maritime and Energy)

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
1200 Smith St,14th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-658-1818
www.chamberlainlaw.com

Alvin L. Zimmerman & Gary J. Zimmerman

Alvin L. Zimmerman & Gary J. Zimmerman
Family Law

Dealing in divorce, custody modifications, traditional and collaborative divorce, and premarital agreements.

Alvin L. Zimmerman

(J.D. – University of Houston Law Center)

Former district judge: 269th (Civil), 309th (Family). Past Chair Houston Bar Association: Family Law, ADR Sections. Board Certified Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Gary J. Zimmerman

(Fluent Spanish, J.D. – University of Texas Law School)

Volunteer for Child Advocates, Inc. Honors graduate: St. John’s School and Claremont McKenna College.

Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, PC
3040 Post Oak Boulevard, Ste. 1300
Houston, TX 77056
713-552-1234
www.zimmerlaw.com

Walston Bowlin, LLP

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Walston Bowlin, LLP | Trial Lawyers

Walston Bowlin, LLP is one of Houston’s top litigation boutiques, handling matters in Houston and across the country in places like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The firm represents individuals and some of the nation’s most respected international corporations alike, going toe-to-toe with the largest law firms in the United States. The firm often handles commercial litigation cases on contingency or hybrid fee arrangements. This flexibility, along with the depth and experience of the firm, makes Walston Bowlin an attractive option for clients large and small. In addition to its formidable commercial practice, the firm devotes itself to fighting for individuals injured by the negligence of others, whether in automobile accidents, workplace injuries, or products liability claims.

Walston Bowlin, LLP
920 Memorial City Way, Ste. 425
Houston, TX 77024
713-300-8700
www.walstonbowlin.com

Jimmy Williamson

Jimmy Williamson | Personal Injury

Congratulations to Jimmy Williamson for being selected by H Texas magazine to its 2017 Houston’s Top Lawyers List.

Williamson & Rusnak handles serious personal injury, complex commercial litigation and breach of fiduciary duty cases.

Jimmy Williamson is a graduate of Rice University and the University of Houston Law Center. Mr. Williamson was honored to be one of ten lawyers asked to act as plaintiffs’ trial counsel in the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill liability case. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, as well as, the HTLA, the TTLA, and the AAJ. Mr. Williamson has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law since 1984.

Williamson & Rusnak
4310 Yoakum Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
713-223-3330
www.williamsonrusnak.com

Julia Dean

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Julia Dean | Appellate Law & Estate Planning

In the legal profession, the trust built between attorney and client is just as important as the legal expertise the attorney possesses. Julia Dean is an attorney who values each client and takes the time to ensure their concerns are addressed. Ms. Dean designs custom Estate Plans to suit the needs of each individual client. Not only are the practical elements of the Estate Plan addressed, Ms. Dean incorporates planning which focuses on the legacy of the individual or family. Ms. Dean explains, “We are unique in that we strive to not only create excellent legal work, but to care for and truly listen to our clients.”

THE DEAN LAW FIRM, PLLC
The Offices at Kensington
1650 Highway 6 South, Ste. 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
281-277-DEAN (3326)
www.juliadeanlaw.com

Craig Ribbeck

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Craig Ribbeck | Civil Litigation

Since its inception over a decade ago, The Ribbeck Law Firm has emphasized getting positive results for their clients—whether individuals or businesses. Craig Ribbeck has spent his career representing both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide range of areas which include complex commercial disputes, shareholder oppression suits, corporate disputes, partnership disputes, contract disputes, consumer and TDTPA disputes, protecting creditor’s rights, employment disputes and personal injury cases. Craig Ribbeck is regularly in the courtroom in front of Judges and juries. He has handled and tried numerous cases in Texas District and County Courts, Texas Appellate Courts, The Supreme Court of the State of Texas, Federal Courts in Texas as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Craig Ribbeck remains dedicated to providing his clients a high level of direct access and availability, maintaining strong client relationships, and obtaining efficient and positive results for his clients.

Craig Ribbeck
The Ribbeck Law Firm
713-621-5220

6363 Woodway Dr., Ste. 300
Houston, TX 77057

1221 Studewood St.
Houston, TX77008

Larry Chamberlin

Larry Chamberlin | Family Law & Mediation

Family law pits loved ones and sometimes whole families against each other, yet children must have these same people coparent them.

Larry Chamberlin is known for his effective skills, handling contested cases since 1988. Board Certified in Family Law, he is also seasoned in probate, estate planning, criminal defense and civil litigation. Experienced assistants take great pains to assure clients’ needs are being met.

“I explain my clients’ legal options and their consequences. I listen to understand their needs and desires. If they’re unrealistic, we formulate a reasonable alternative. I help articulate their experience.”

Earning his JD from Tulane Law School, he was elected to the national Order of Barristers in 1988; Larry received a Masters in International Business Management at UT Dallas. He was accepted into Mensa over 30 years ago; in 2006, while attending a Juvenile Forensic Psychology program, he was elected to Psi Chi, the prestigious psychology honor society. Chamberlin Law & Mediation is certified by the BBB.

Chamberlin Law & Mediation
3724 FM 1960 Road W., Ste. 222
Houston, TX 77068
281-580-2222
Larry@Chamberlin.com

Alton C. Todd & Jeffrey N. Todd

Alton C. Todd & Jeffrey N. Todd | Personal Injury

Todd

We are trial lawyers that get results where it matters the most: the courtroom. For more than 40 years, we have represented individuals and families that have been greatly affected by serious car, boating, and tractor-trailer accidents, medical malpractice, product and premises liability, and on-the-job accidents, including those at construction sites, refineries, factories, or on the railroad.

Alton C. Todd was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1971 after earning his law degree at Southern Methodist University. He is among the fewer than two percent of Texas attorneys Board Certified in both Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law. He is a member and Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas and Georgia.

Jeffrey N. Todd earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1999, is admitted to practice law in Texas, New York, New Jersey and Georgia, and has also obtained several verdicts on behalf of injured individuals.

Alton C.Todd
Jeffrey N. Todd
LAW FIRM OF ALTON C. TODD

312 Friendswood Dr.
Friendswood, TX 77546
281-992-8633
www.altontodd.com

Loren Klitsas

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Loren Klitsas | Personal Injury

Loren Klitsas, the managing partner of Klitsas, Vercher & Capps, has practiced law for 24 years, representing only victims. He and his team are proud to have settled over $200 million in cases in the history of the firm. Mr. Klitsas has worked on high profile cases such as the BP Oil Spill in 2010, the nationwide lawsuit versus Starbucks for labor violations, and has represented thousands of seriously injured people involved in catastrophic accidents. Mr. Klitsas is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, the Multi Million Dollar Advocates, Texas Super Lawyer, and is AV rated, the highest rating a lawyer can receive from his peers. In addition, he is past President of Texas Trial Lawyer Advocates and was Vice President of Houston Trial Lawyers.

Klitsas, Vercher & Capps, PC
550 Westcott, Ste. 570
Houston, TX 77007
713-862-1365
www.kv-law.com

Barbara K. Runge

Barbara K. Runge | Family Law

Runge

Board certified in family law since 1981, Barbara handles divorce cases, complex property cases, custody cases, modifications and premarital and marital agreements. She is also a mediator and arbitrator. Additionally, Barbara represents clients using the collaborative method or litigation as determined by the case and the client’s desires. Her individual practice is only enhanced by her active participation in and dedication to many top legal organizations. Barbara has received numerous awards and honors, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Texas Tech School of Law, the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists’ David Gibson Award for Professionalism and Excellence in Family Law and the Outstanding Service Award for Texas Tech School of Law.

BARBARA K. RUNGE
FAMILY LAW
5615 Kirby Dr., Ste. 920
Houston, TX 77005
713-523-5363
www.barbarakrunge.com

Shawn M. Rudisel

Shawn M. Rudisel | Family & Divorce Law

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When searching for a family law attorney, there is no doubt that education and experience are both vital criteria. But personal, first-hand knowledge is a valuable and rare asset. Attorney Shawn Rudisel has lived through the pain of divorce. The Rudisel Law Firm, PC, focuses solely on family law and divorce and has successfully litigated hundreds of divorces with the best possible outcomes for their clients. With an office in central Houston, the team has created a warm and compassionate environment.

“We know what divorce feels like and we believe that our experiences bring an added benefit to the table for our clients,” says Shawn M. Rudisel.

Call for a consultation.

Shawn M. Rudisel
The Rudisel Law Firm, PC
1415 North Loop West, Ste. 910
Houston, TX 77008
713-781-7775
www.houstondivorcesource.com

Crain, Caton & James, PC

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Crain, Caton & James | Wills, Trusts & Estates

Seated from left to right: Joshua R. Flores and Sarah Patel Pacheco. Standing from left to right: Chasity W. Cooper and Kathleen Tanner Beduze.

Crain, Caton & James’ Sarah Patel Pacheco and her team of H Texas “Top Lawyers” focus their practice on representing trustees, executors, beneficiaries and other individuals in complex estate, trust and fiduciary matters, including litigation and administration. Sarah is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the co-author of three legal treatises regarding estate, trust and guardianship matters. She is repeatedly recognized for her expertise, including being named as one of the “Top 50 Female Attorneys in Texas” by Texas Monthly magazine and Best Lawyers’ Houston Litigation – Trust & Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in 2014 and 2017. Regarded as an authority in her field, Sarah is frequently called upon to give lectures and presentations to her peers. Sarah believes that her success is attributable to her passion for this area of the law, and to assembling a team of outstanding professionals who are committed to old-fashioned hard work.

Senior Associate Chasity W. Cooper is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, and concentrates on estate planning, administration and related tax issues, while Senior Associate Kathleen Tanner Beduze advises clients in all aspects of fiduciary, estate and trust litigation, as well as guardianship proceedings. Kathleen was named a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2016 and 2017, as well as a Top Attorney in Texas by Texas Monthly in 2016 and 2017. Associate Joshua R. Flores focuses his practice on all aspects of estate, trust and fiduciary litigation, along with business and commercial litigation. Josh was named a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2017.

Crain, Caton & James
1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1700
Houston, TX 77010
713-752-8630
www.craincaton.com

Osha Liang, LLP

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Osha Liang, LLP | Intellectual Property

Back row, left to right: John Montgomery, Keelin Hargadon, Carlyn Burton, and Aron Griffith. Front row, left to right: Jeff Bergman, Seema Mehta, John Osha, Tammy Dunn, and Tom Scherer.

Osha Liang congratulates its H Texas “Top Lawyers”!

ADVOCATES OF INNOVATION. Founded in 1998, Osha Liang is a Houston-based intellectual property firm assisting companies with legal and technical services involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm also provides consulting services such as IP valuation and IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, and venture capital financing. With attorneys, engineers, and scientists who collectively speak more than 14 languages, and with four domestic offices as well as offices in France, Japan, and China, Osha Liang brings technical expertise, legal experience, and a global perspective to any IP matter. A list of industries and technologies served is available at oshaliang.com.

Osha Liang, LLP
Two Houston Center
909 Fannin St., Ste. 3500
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 228-8600
www.oshaliang.com

Brian Ayson

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Brian Ayson | Criminal Defense

“In addition to knowing the law and being well-prepared, you also have to be able to listen to your clients,” argues Brian Ayson, the founder of Ayson Law Firm. “We are attorneys and counselors. Fighting for your clients while helping them through a difficult time is what attorneys should strive for.”

It is Ayson’s devotion to his clients, combined with his tenacity in the courtroom, that has catapulted the firm into one of the city’s up-and-coming practices for personal injury and criminal defense. The firm handles criminal cases, ranging from DWI to murder, and personal injury matters, including automobile and 18-wheeler accidents.

For Ayson, no case is too big—or too small. “I have helped many people charged with a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases,” he says. Not surprisingly, Ayson holds a Superb rating on Avvo, and has a peer-review rating of 4.5/5 on Martindale Law Directory.

Brian Ayson
Ayson Law Firm
2200 N. Loop W., Ste. 304
Houston, TX 77018
832-304-2176
www.aysonlaw.com

Keith Morris

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KEITH MORRIS | Wills, Trusts & Estates

A widely respected attorney, Keith, along with his partner Jason Ostrom, formed Ostrom Morris PLLC to assist individuals and businesses with a wide variety of legal needs. Keith has experience in a variety of probate, estate planning/guardianship administration, bankruptcy, creditor prosecution/defense, sports/entertainment law, and business litigation. He has also been hired by Harris County and many other counties in Texas to serve in a fiduciary capacity as Ad Litem, Administrator and Guardian.

Keith has the trial experience, specialized knowledge and personal connections to counsel his clients in order to achieve the most positive outcomes, both in and out of the courtroom.

Keith Morris
Ostrom Morris PLLC
6363 Woodway, Ste. 300
Houston, TX 77057
713-863-8891
www.ostrommorris.com

Mary E. Ramos

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Mary E. Ramos | Family Law

Fighting for you and your family while minimizing tension and anxiety is what the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, does exceptionally well. From adoptions, divorce litigation and child custody to high-asset property division and more, Mary Ramos and her team of experienced attorneys will do whatever it takes to protect and advocate for their every client in all aspects of family law.

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ramos has more than 12 years of experience in a field she’s passionate about. “From the first time I stepped into a family courtroom, my role as a family law attorney was clarified. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else with my life. Few people get the opportunity to do what they love every day, and I am blessed in being able to pursue my dreams as an advocate,” she says.

Ramos and her highly skilled associates, Julie Rosete and Lindsay Lewis, also H Texas Top Lawyers, are firm believers in continuing education. To that end, the team is active in various legal organizations, with Ramos maintaining membership in the Texas Bar College, which warrants four times the education requirement for all attorneys. Membership is an honor bestowed to less than 10 percent of Texas attorneys.

Mary E. Ramos
Ramos Law Group, PLLC
1214 Miramar St.
Houston, TX 77006
713-225-6200
www.ramosfamilylaw.com

Jay Cohen

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Jay Cohen | Criminal Defense | DWI

Jay Cohen is a criminal defense attorney focusing on DWI and drug charges. Jay—a certified practitioner and instructor in standardized field sobriety testing—continually gets excellent results for his clients by knowing more than the state’s experts, investigating every witness and staying current on the law. Jay is committed to staying one step ahead of the prosecutors. Certified in forensic chromatography for both alcohol and drugs, he can scrutinize every step in the crime lab’s analysis of the evidence. Jay analyzes his clients’ cases from all angles to ensure the best outcome… Keeping innocent people innocent.

FOUNDING MEMBER: DUI Defense Lawyers Association. MEMBER: The College of the State Bar of Texas; National College for DUI Defense; Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Chemical Society.

Jay Cohen
Criminal Defense Attorney
917 Franklin St., Ste. 400
Houston, TX 77002
713-225-1900
www.cohendwilawyer.com

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