Featured Attorneys:

Michael Merriman: Mike has tried jury trials and arbitrated disputes all over the country. His docket regularly includes prosecuting and defending lawsuits for technology companies, governmental entities, oil and gas companies and government contractors…

Stephen E. McConnico: Steve is an accomplished trial lawyer respected for his skill in the courtroom as well as his exemplary ethical standard of practice. Having tried over 200 cases to jury verdict, Steve's experience in the courtroom spans a wide range of issues…

Abe Kuczaj: Abe represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes in Texas and throughout the country. Either as lead counsel or as part of a team of SDM attorneys, Abe has secured take-nothing defense judgments for his clients in cases asserting shareholder…

Ray Donley: Ray works on both trial and appellate matters. He has tried cases in both state and federal court, and has handled appeals in the Texas Supreme Court, various Texas courts of appeal, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Ray…

Casey Dobson: Casey represents individuals, business entities, professionals, insurers and governmental entities in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation. Casey litigates in state and federal courts all over the country, and has one of the most varied dockets of the partners at the firm, but…

John Gasink: John is an experienced litigator who leverages his finance and executive business background to advocate for clients in a wide variety of industries, including finance & securities, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, and technology.  John focuses on complex commercial litigation, and his…

David Shank: David is a commercial trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes disputes before federal courts, state courts, and arbitration panels around the country. David has represented clients in a wide range of disputes, including those involving trade-secret misappropriation, securities fraud, class actions, and even rare and valuable art…

Paige Arnette Amstutz: Paige represents individuals, business entities, professionals and governmental entities in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters…

Curtis J. Osterloh: Curtis is an experienced tax litigator who primarily represents clients appealing various types of tax assessments by state, local, and federal agencies. He also litigates tax assessments in Texas district courts and federal tax court and advises clients concerning the state and federal tax…

John W. Ellis: John is a commercial trial lawyer with extensive experience litigating disputes in the energy, medical device/pharmaceutical, and financial-services sectors…

Eric Hagenswold: Eric is a state and local tax litigator.  He represents clients regarding assessments and refund claims involving most of the major state and local taxes.  Eric is based in Texas, but he has represented clients regarding state and local tax issues in more than 30 states.  He has…

Carroll Martin: Carroll joined the firm in 1980 when the practice centered on oil and gas litigation and regulation. Since then she has continued to focus primarily on oil and gas issues, broadening the scope to include analysis and drafting of various oil and gas instruments and agreements…

Steve Britt: Steve practices with the firm's state and local tax litigation group representing large and small companies in administrative protests of tax assessments before various taxing authorities. He also litigates tax assessments in Texas district courts and advises clients concerning the…

Santosh Aravind: Santosh Aravind, a former federal prosecutor, is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer whose areas of practice include white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation.  Santosh represents individuals and organizations in a variety of practice areas in criminal, civil, and regulatory…

Sam Johnson: Sam litigates complex business disputes and defends lawyers in legal malpractice cases.


Catherine J. Webking: Catherine Webking’s practice encompasses advocacy in Texas regulatory matters, especially in the areas of public utility law involving electricity, telecommunications, water, and natural gas. Catherine has a deep understanding of Texas' utility regulatory environment and its migration…

Doug Dashiell: Doug practices oil, gas, and energy law, including civil litigation and regulatory matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and Texas General Land Office. He joined the firm in 1984 after a brief career as a petroleum landman followed by…

Ryan Squires: Ryan is an experienced trial lawyer, having taken cases through final verdict almost every year he has been in practice. Ryan represents clients on both sides of the docket in complex business litigation, product-liability, business divorces, professional malpractice, fiduciary duty and wrongful death/personal injury claims…

Kennon L. Wooten: Kennon joined the firm in May 2011, after serving as the rules attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas. Her service as the rules attorney gives her a unique understanding of statewide and local rules of practice and procedure, as well as the disciplinary standards that govern lawyers who…

Kim Gustafson Bueno: Kim's docket includes pharmaceutical and medical device products liability, mass tort litigation, patent infringement, legal malpractice, attorney disciplinary matters, and general civil litigation.

Jane Webre: Jane practices civil appellate law and handles most of the firm's appeals. Her practice also includes trial court litigation involving complex matters that present significant legal issues, including oil and gas litigation and land use regulation. Jane has argued appeals in the Supreme Court of…

Asher B. Griffin: Asher represents defendants and plaintiffs in a variety of complex litigation matters. Asher's docket regularly includes all types of business disputes including breach of contract, non-competition, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, usurpation of corporate opportunity and trade…

Daniel C. Bitting: Dan’s practice focuses on complex business litigation, including fiduciary duty litigation, securities violations, professional malpractice claims, intellectual property disputes, shareholder claims, property disputes, and oil, gas and energy litigation.  He handles cases with millions of dollars at…

Sara Wilder Clark: Sara represents individuals, business entities, professionals, and governmental entities in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, governmental representation, professional malpractice defense, and litigation related to real estate…

James N. "Jim" Cowden: Jim has practiced oil and gas law exclusively with the firm since joining in 1976. His practice includes business advice in oil and gas matters and an administrative law practice primarily before the Railroad Commission of Texas and Texas General Land Office. Jim has been an author and…

Christopher D. Sileo: Chris represents defendants and plaintiffs in complex legal matters. His docket regularly includes all types of business disputes, cases alleging professional malpractice, class action cases, oil and gas matters, and cases concerning the powers or decisions of state and local…

Anthony Arguijo: Anthony is committed to achieving the best and most cost-effective result for his clients. He knows that each case is unique and focuses on developing creative solutions and strategies based on each individual client’s need.  Anthony has a varied practice, representing plaintiffs and…

Robyn Bigelow Hargrove: Robyn joined Scott Douglass & McConnico in 2001 and has represented individuals, business entities, professionals, and government entities in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters since that time.  Robyn has successfully defended a number of professional malpractice…

Amy Lee Dashiell: Amy has represented clients in complex commercial, energy and employment litigation, in both state and federal court and throughout the country. She is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization…

Mark W. Hanna: Mark’s practice focuses on oil and gas litigation, advice, and regulation.  Mark has extensive experience representing oil and gas operators, working interest owners, and service companies in the courts and before the Texas Railroad Commission…

Bryan Lauer: Bryan litigates complex commercial disputes, with a focus on energy industry litigation and regulatory practice at the Railroad Commission of Texas. Bryan was born at Ft. Riley, Kansas, and grew up in Wisconsin. After college, he taught language and literature in both Europe and the…

Cindy Saiter: Cindy’s practice includes a wide range of complex commercial litigation with an emphasis in technology litigation, products liability defense, fiduciary duty litigation, probate and estate litigation, officer and director liability and legal malpractice defense. Cindy has extensive experience…

Olga Kobzar: Olga practices energy law with an emphasis on oil and gas litigation, complex commercial litigation, and regulatory matters in front of the Texas Railroad Commission.  She advises operators, landowners, disposal solution providers, wastewater treatment companies, and other…

D. Davin McGinnis: Davin joined the firm in 2000 and has practiced exclusively in the firm's oil, gas and energy practice since 2003. His practice is primarily split between regulatory oil and gas work (before the Railroad Commission of Texas, the General Land Office and the Texas Comptroller of Public…

James D. Baskin: Jamie Baskin has practiced trial law for more than 30 years, with a special focus on complex business, corporate, and securities cases.  He has been centrally involved in the prosecution of some of the largest and most complex class action cases in the nation, including for example In…

John Hicks: John's practice covers all of the firm's practice areas, with a focus on oil & gas litigation and regulation.  John also represents clients in administrative matters before the Texas Railroad Commission, the Texas Public Utility Commission, and the Texas General Land Office.  In addition…

Elizabeth "Becky" Miller: Becky has practiced exclusively in the firm's oil, gas and energy practice since she joined the firm in 1981. She began by handling regulatory matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas. In the late 1980s Becky moved to oil and gas litigation when she joined just a handful of…

Steve Wingard: Steve represents clients in lawsuits involving claims of patent infringement, copyright infringement, the Lanham Act, theft of trade secrets, pharmaceutical pricing, securities fraud, insurance coverage, breach of contract, business torts, and product liability…