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SDM Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers
09/21/2017

SDM is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers® has selected ten Scott Douglass & McConnico attorneys for inclusion in Super Lawyers®  2017 by Thomson and Reuters.  The following firm attorneys were selected for this honor:

Paige Arnette Amstutz
, Business Litigation, Super Lawyers 2014 - 2017   

Casey L. Dobson, Business Litigation, Professional Liability, Construction Litigation, Super Lawyers 2005 - 2017   

Sam Johnson, Civil Litigation, General Litigation, Super Lawyers 2003 - 2004, 2010 - 2017

Carroll G. Martin, Energy & Natural Resources, Administrative Law, Business Litigation, Super Lawyers 2005, 2007 - 2017

Stephen E. McConnico, Business Litigation, Professional Liability, Super Lawyers 2003 - 2017

Elizabeth "Becky" Miller, Energy & Natural Resources, Business Litigation, Super Lawyers 2003 - 2017

Cynthia L. Saiter, Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Professional Liability, Super Lawyers 2014 - 2017   

Christopher D. Sileo, Business Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, Professional Liability, Super Lawyers 2014 - 2017 

Jane M.N. Webre, Appellate, Super Lawyers 2003 - 2017

H. Philip Whitworth, Jr., Energy & Natural Resources, Super Lawyers 2003 - 2017


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Eleven SD&M Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018
08/15/2017

Scott Douglass is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm's lawyers have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® in America list.

Earlier this year, Scott Douglass & McConnico was named as a 2017 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers®. 

The Best Lawyers list includes:

James N. Cowden: Oil and Gas Law

Doulgas J. Dashiell: Oil and Gas Law

Casey L. Dobson: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation

Sam Johnson: Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Carroll G. Martin: Oil and Gas Law

Stephen E. McConnico: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigaiton; Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Professional Malpractice law - Defendants

Elizabeth N. Miller: Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law

John G. Soule: Oil and Gas Law

Catherine J. Webking: Energy Law

Jane M.N. Webre: Appellate Practice

H. Philip Whitworth, Jr.: Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law


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Four SD&M Lawyers Recognized as Super Lawyers for Fifteen Consecutive Years
08/09/2017

Congratulations to Steve McConnico, Becky Miller, Jane Webre and Flip Whitworth for being selected as Super Lawyers for 15 consecutive years.

Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  We are proud to work alongside lawyers who have been selected for their excellence year after year.

Stephen E. McConnico
Business Litigation
Selected to Super Lawyers 2003 - 2017

Elizabeth "Becky" Miller
Energy & Natural Resources
Selected to Super Lawyers 2003 - 2017  

Jane M.N. Webre
Appellate
Selected to Super Lawyers 2003 - 2017

H. Philip Whitworth, Jr.
Energy & Natural Resources
Selected to Super Lawyers 2003 - 2017


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Ten Scott Douglass & McConnico Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” in Texas in 2016
09/07/2016

Ten SDM Lawyers have been named “Super Lawyers” in Texas.  Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters publication, rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The SDM “Super Lawyers” for 2016 are:

SDM is honored that so many of our attorneys consistently rank among the most highly peer-reviewed attorneys in the state.


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Ten SDM Lawyers Named “Super Lawyers” in Texas in 2015
09/09/2015

Ten SDM Lawyers have been named “Super Lawyers” in Texas. Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters publication, rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The SDM “Super Lawyers” for 2015 are:

SDM is honored that so many of our attorneys consistently rank among the most highly peer-reviewed attorneys in the state.


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Ten SDM Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers” in 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Rankings
08/26/2015

The 2016 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Report ranks ten SDM attorneys as “Best Lawyers” in the areas of appellate practice, commercial and bet-the-company litigation, legal malpractice defense, natural resources law, oil and gas law, personal injury litigation defense, and professional malpractice litigation defense. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review methodology designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. 

Appellate Practice
Commercial and Bet-the-Company Litigation
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Natural Resources Law
Oil and Gas Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants


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Becky Miller named 2016 Austin “Lawyer of the Year” in Natural Resources Law and Flip Whitworth named 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law
08/26/2015

The 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Report has named Becky Miller as Austin’s 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Natural Resources Law and Flip Whitworth as Austin’s 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Oil & Gas Law. Both Becky and Flip are board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral law. Becky has practiced exclusively in the firm's oil, gas and energy practice since she joined the firm in 1981. She has represented operators, lessees, non-operating working interest owners and lessors in oil,  gas & energy litigation. She also serves as a mediator and arbitrator. Flip joined the firm in 1977 when the firm’s practice centered on oil and gas litigation and regulation. His practice continues to focus primarily on oil and gas regulatory issues and he frequently speaks and writes on oil and gas regulatory topics.


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SDM Chosen for the 2015 Firm Award by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
06/02/2015

Scott Douglass & McConnico has been chosen for the 2015 Firm Award by the joint Boards of the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation. SDM was recognized as a firm that retains, supports and promotes women lawyers and one that sets an example for others to follow in the legal community. SDM’s culture in this regard was set from the very beginning thanks to Frank Douglass and Wally Scott, along with our first female attorneys, Carroll Martin and Becky Miller, and we are grateful to them. Additional information about the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association and Foundation can be found here.


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Becky Miller to Speak at State Bar Oil & Gas Disputes Course on January 8
01/08/2015

SD&M attorney Becky Miller is speaking at the Texas State Bar’s Oil & Gas Disputes Course on January 8, 2015, in Houston. Her topic is “Drafting Oil and Gas Leases.”  More information on the course can be found here.


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