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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. 

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

BAND 2: Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Oil & Gas) in Texas

In addition to the firm rankings, Steve McConnico and Kennon Wooten are ranked Band 1, Paige Amstutz and  Casey Dobson are 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.

In addition, Steve McConnico is ranked Band 1 in Litigation: Trial Lawyers category.


Best Law Firms 2024 SDM is regionally ranked TIER 1 in 8 practice areas.


  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants


2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 

Paige Amstutz, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction
Santosh Aravind, Commercial Litigation
Douglas J. Dashiell, Oil and Gas Law
Casey L. Dobson, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Mark Hanna, Commercial Litigation, 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, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Jane M.N. Webre, Appellate Practice
Steve Wingard, Commercial Litigation

2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America
Anthony Arguijo – Commercial Litigation
Willie Cochran – Appellate Practice
David Shank – Commercial Litigation


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Texas Super Lawyers 2023  Paige Amstutz, Casey Dobson, Carroll Martin, Stephen McConnico, Cindy Saiter, Chris Sileo, Ryan Squires, Jane Webre, Kennon Wooten

Texas Rising Stars 2024 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, Civil Litigation; Willie Cochran, Appellate; Philip Nickerson, Civil Litigation

The Top Women Attorneys in Texas 2022 – Super Lawyers  Paige Amstutz, Carroll Martin, Cindy Saiter, Jane Webre, Kennon Wooten

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