HOUSTON, August 17, 2023 – Crain Caton & James is proud to announce that 22 attorneys, which is approximately 85% of our shareholders, were named to the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers List published by BL Rankings.  The attorneys named are:

Kelly D. Brown – Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental

Vance Christopher – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Sherri A. Evans – Collaborative Law: Family Law, Family Law Arbitration, and Family Law

Larry D. George – Tax Law and Trusts and Estates

Jessica L.D. Guobadia – Elder Law and Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Jeffrey I. Horowitz – Real Estate Law

James E. Hudson III – Litigation – Patent

William P. (Pat) Huttenbach – Commercial Litigation

William P. Jensen – Litigation – Patent

Anna V. Kavanaugh – Trusts and Estates

Henry Kollenberg – Litigation – Construction and Litigation – Real Estate

Charles D. Maynard, Jr. – Real Estate Law

Robert E. (Robin) Morse III – Environmental and Litigation – Environmental

Peter G. Nemeth – Corporate Law

Jill Panagos – Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment

David A. Polsinelli – Commercial Litigation

Mindy McGehee Riseden – Litigation -Construction

Darlene Payne Smith – Litigation – Trusts and Estates

James E. (Jim) Smith – Environmental Law

Kimberly R. Stuart – Litigation – Labor and Employment

Jennifer L. Varadi – Family Law

Robert R. Wisner –  Banking and Finance Law

Vance Christopher, Chair and President of the Firm, said “We are grateful that our peers voted to double the number of Crain Caton & James attorneys named on the 2024 Best Lawyers list. This recognition is a testament to the hard work we do for our clients, our community, and the legal profession.”

Best Lawyers is one of the leading and oldest peer-review surveys for the legal profession.

About Crain Caton & James

Crain Caton & James, P.C. provides first-class legal services with integrity and exceptional value to its clients in Houston and around the world.  The Firm’s more than 110-year history in downtown Houston gives it strong ties to Houston and a deep commitment to giving back to the community.  Founded in 1912, the Firm now has a wide range of practice areas, including Banking, Corporate, Real Estate, Probate and Estate Planning, Health, Safety and Environmental, Employment, Intellectual Property, Family Law, Fiduciary Litigation, Commercial Litigation & Appeals, and more.  Recently, the Firm was named by the Houston Chronicle as a Best of Best Law Firm winner in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate law, family law, real estate, and trusts and estates. See Houston Chronicle link https://www.chron.com/best/legal/

Principal Office: 1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77010

The Woodlands Office: 1095 Evergreen Circle, Suite 200, The Woodlands, Texas 77380


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