At SDM we commit our significant experience and resources for each and every client. For details regarding our practice in a specific area of law, select a practice area below to learn more.
SDM earned its reputation as one of the finest trial and appellate firms anywhere through decades of real courtroom experience in high-stakes disputes. Our deep roster of advocates serves our clients well not only in the courtroom but also at the negotiating table.
SDM is a leader in Texas oil, gas, and energy law. The firm’s foundation is built on representing generations of clients in cases before the courts, the Texas Railroad Commission, the Public Utility Commission, the Texas General Land Office, and University Lands.
SDM is among the state’s foremost authorities in resolving tax disputes with the Texas Comptroller. From litigation in administrative hearings or in state court to advice regarding tax saving strategies, we handle the full complement of state and local tax issues.
SDM lawyers are at the leading edge of the legal issues arising out of new green energy, renewable, and sequestration technologies that are seeing increased investment after the Inflation Reduction Act.
Paige is #26 in the Top 50 Most Active Patent Litigators in America in 2023 report by Patexia.
SDM continues to be ranked Band 1 in Litigation and Oil & Gas, and with multiple lawyer rankings in the 2023 Chambers USA Guide.
Kennon has served as a director on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors representing District 9, Place 3 (Travis County) since 2021.
Olga Kobzar, Cindy Saiter, and Kennon Wooten are recognized by their peers in Austin Monthly Magazine's 2023 Top Attorneys list. Our women attorneys have had a palpable presence in the legal industry since the firm was founded in 1976, and continue to be in the top tier of practicing lawyers.
SDM lawyer Philip Nickerson is named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Austin Black Business Journal. Presented annually, the Most Influential and Up & Coming Lawyer Awards recognizes Black professionals in the legal field who have achieved professional excellence and have actively paved the way to success for others.
Partner, Anthony Arguijo, is featured by Hispanic Executive Magazine where he talks about the dynamic industry he navigates and the firm's investment in diversity and inclusion.
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, Flip Whitworth, who passed away on November 10, 2022 after a long illness. He was surrounded by his family when he passed. Flip was full of exuberance for his family, his friends, the firm, its clients, and the practice of law. He was a great person who was a joy to be around, and a beloved part of the bedrock of this firm.
A team of SDM lawyers including Casey Dobson, Sara Wilder Clark and John Ellis won…
First in-person jury trial in Travis County in over…
On July 14, 2023, SDM secured a complete defense verdict for Covenant Management Systems, the…