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Honors & Distinctions

SDM is consistently recognized among the top law firms and our lawyers are named among the top lawyers in Texas and the United States. 

Chambers Rankings logo 2022 SDM is proud to be ranked Band 1 in two practice areas and with multiple lawyer rankings in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide. “They’re extremely sophisticated and smart, and they’re willing to try cases,” notes a source from Chambers.

BAND 1: Litigation: General Commercial in Texas: Austin & Surrounds 

BAND 1: Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Oil & Gas) in Texas

In addition to the firm rankings, Steve McConnico and Kennon Wooten are ranked Band 1, Casey Dobson is ranked Band 2, and David Shank is ranked in the Up and Comers in Litigation: General Commercial in Texas: Austin & Surrounds.

Davin McGinnis is ranked Band 1 in Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Oil & Gas) in Texas.

Jane Webre is ranked Band 2 in Litigation: Appellate in Texas.


US News Best Law Firms logo.

Best Law Firms, 2022  SDM is regionally ranked TIER 1 in 10 practice areas.


Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Energy Law
Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

The Best Lawyers in America, 2022 in Austin, TX

Paige Amstutz, Commercial Litigation
Santosh Aravind, Commercial Litigation
Douglas J. Dashiell, Oil and Gas Law
Casey L. Dobson, Lawyer of the Year, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Mark Hanna, Oil and Gas Law
Sam Johnson, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Carroll G. Martin, Oil and Gas Law, 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” award in Austin
Stephen E. McConnico, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Cindy Saiter, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Jane M.N. Webre, Appellate Practice, 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” award in Austin
Steve Wingard, Commercial Litigation

David Shank, Commercial Litigation “Ones to Watch”


Super Lawyers Logo.

Texas Super Lawyers 2021  Paige Amstutz, Casey Dobson, Sam Johnson, Carroll Martin, Stephen McConnico, Cynthia Saiter, Chris Sileo, Jane Webre, Kennon Wooten

Texas Rising Stars 2022 Rising Stars are considered the top up-and-coming attorneys in Texas. Less than 2.5% of Texas attorneys are chosen for this honor. The following firm attorneys were selected for this honor: Mary Byars, Cheryl Joseph LaFond, and David Shank.

The Top Women Attorneys in Texas 2021 – Super Lawyers  Paige Amstutz, Carroll Martin, Cindy Saiter, Jane Webre, Kennon Wooten

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