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

Santosh Aravind, Partner

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… more

Anthony Arguijo, Partner

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… more

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… more

Steve Britt, Partner

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… more

Stephen Burbank, Associate

Stephen's background in land and mineral interest issues combined with his time spent as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Alan Albright give him valuable perspective when it comes to working with clients… more

Mary Byars, Partner

Mary represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on oil and gas matters, pharmaceutical defense, and general business disputes.  Mary has also assisted with the representation of clients in front of the Railroad… more

John W. Camp, Partner

John joined the firm in 1983 after working for 8 years with the Railroad Commission of Texas in various positions including Director of the Gas Service/Utilities Division and General Counsel of the Oil and Gas Division. John's Gas Service/Utilities Division practice involves utility rate and… more

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… more

Willie Cochran, Partner

Willie represents individuals, emerging companies, corporations, law firms, and other professional service firms in business disputes across a variety of industries. He handles disputes involving contracts, fiduciary relationships, corporate governance, oil & gas, finance, real estate, technology, trade secrets, intellectual property, legal malpractice, and other complex commercial matters… more

Aaron M. Collins, Partner

Aaron represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation.


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… more

Amy Lee Dashiell, Partner

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… more

Doug Dashiell, Partner

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… more

Lauren Ditty, Associate

Lauren joined Scott Douglass & McConnico after clerking for the Honorable Robert Pitman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. She brings a strong background in policy and government work to her practice… more

Casey Dobson, Partner

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… more

John W. Ellis, PARTNER

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

John Gasink, Partner

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… more

Eric Hagenswold, Partner

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… more

Mark W. Hanna, Partner

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… more

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… more

Sameer Hashmi, Associate

Sameer briefed, argued, and won a dispositive summary judgment motion for a Fortune 500 client within three months of beginning his practice, and he hasn’t looked back since… more

John Hicks, Partner

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… more

Sam Johnson, Partner

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


Olga Kobzar, Partner

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… more

Stephanie Kover, Associate

Stephanie’s practice includes oil and gas matters before the Railroad Commission, oil and gas litigation, utilities matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and other legal matters relating to infrastructure construction and real estate development.  Stephanie earned a B.S. in… more

Abe Kuczaj, Partner

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… more

Cheryl represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex litigation, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, professional malpractice defense, energy-related disputes, and oil and gas matters.   Prior to joining the Firm in August 2016, Cheryl practiced at Williams… more

Bryan Lauer, Partner

Bryan litigates complex commercial disputes, with a particular focus on energy industry litigation and regulation.  Bryan is Board Certified in Oil, Gas & Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He has a wealth of experience helping clients across a broad range of oil and gas… more

Carroll Martin, Partner

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… more

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… more

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… more

Michael Merriman, Partner

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… more

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… more

Cindy Saiter, Partner

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… more

David Shank, PARTNER

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… more

Christopher D. Sileo, Managing Partner

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… more

John Soule, Partner

John has worked exclusively in the firm's oil, gas and energy practice since he joined the firm in 1980. Regulatory matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas are the primary focus of his practice. John is a former General Counsel for the Commission's Oil & Gas Division. He has… more

Ryan Squires, Partner

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… more

Ross Sutherland, Associate

Ross began his career as an entrepreneur servicing South Texas oil-field companies and brings that experience to his legal practice focused in the oil and gas industry… more

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… more

Jane Webre, Partner

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… more

Flip joined the firm in 1977 when the firm’s practice centered on oil and gas litigation and regulation. He continues to focus primarily on oil and gas regulatory issues involving the Railroad Commission of Texas and the General Land Office.  Flip became board certified in Oil, Gas and… more

Steve Wingard, Partner

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… more

Kennon L. Wooten, Partner

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… more