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Sixty Baker Botts Attorneys Named Texas Rising Stars

HOUSTON, Texas — July 1, 2004 — The July 2004 inaugural publication of Texas Rising Stars recognizes 60 Baker Botts L.L.P. lawyers in Austin, Dallas and Houston as 2004 Texas Rising Stars.

The publication polled approximately five percent of all Texas lawyers, which comprises the 2003 Texas Super Lawyers listing, asking them to identify up-and-coming Texas lawyers who are 40 or younger or have been in practice 10 or fewer years.

See below for the full list of Baker Botts Texas Rising Stars, which represent 21 practice areas.  Complete results can be found in the July 2004 issue of Texas Monthly.   Texas Rising Stars is a joint project of Law & Politics Magazine and Texas Monthly.

Baker Botts L.L.P., founded in 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Austin, Baku, Dallas, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh and Washington.  With more than 650 lawyers, Baker Botts provides a full spectrum of legal services to regional, national and international clients.  For more information, please visit

2004 Texas Rising Stars

Antitrust Litigation
David K. Isaak

Joseph R. Knight

Bankruptcy & Workout
James R. Prince

Business, General
Jordan J. Herman
Sarah M. Rechter

Business Litigation
Rebeca Aizpuru
Van H. Beckwith
Michael B. Bennett
Samuel W. Cooper
Aaron D. Davidson
Paul R. Elliott
William K. Kroger
Michael P. Lennon
Cheryl L. Mann
Aimee W. Moore
Chad M. Pinson
Scott D. Powers
David M. Rodi
Fernando Rodriguez, Jr.
James K. Sawers
Shira R. Yoshor

Civil Litigation Defense
Michael C. Massengale
Joel Z. Montgomery

Corporate Finance
John D. Geddes
Elizabeth R. Husseini
Douglass M. Rayburn
Kelly B. Rose

Employee Benefits
Robert J. Fowler

Environmental/Land Use
Matthew L. Kuryla
Derek R. McDonald

Estate Planning/Trusts
Stephen T. Dyer
General Litigation
Kevin T. Jacobs
Cristina E. Rodriguez

Intellectual Property Law
Celina Charania
Carey C. Jordan
Christopher W. Kennerly
Robin L. Maisashvili
Paul R. Morico
Kurt M. Pankratz
Bradley P. Williams

Intellectual Property Litigation
Roger J. Fulghum
Steven G. Schortgen
David G. Wille

Sergio A. Pozzerle

Labor & Employment
Kathryn S. Vaughn

Mergers & Acquisitions
William D. Howell
Rebecca M. Williams

Publicly Held Companies
Rennae K. Henry

Real Estate
Joel M. Overton, Jr.
Consuella D. Simmons

Securities & Venture Finance
Curtis B. Anderson
Christopher T. Brown
Tull R. Florey IV
Felix P. Phillips
Gerald M. Spedale
Sean T. Wheeler

Securities Litigation
Rebecca L. Robertson

Derek S. Green
Daniel H. Kroll
Renn G. Neilson