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Texas Monthly Super Lawyers Honor Five Sutherland Attorneys As Rising Stars

June 3, 2008

Houston (June 3, 2008) –  Sutherland announces five attorneys have been selected as Texas Monthly Rising Stars.  This award is limited to only 2.5% of the attorneys in Texas and recognizes attorneys who are age 40 or under or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.  The search begins with a statewide survey, which asks attorneys to nominate candidates, and the Super Lawyers editorial board evaluates the candidates based on background, peer recognition and professional achievement. 

The following Sutherland attorneys were selected as Texas Monthly Rising Stars:

Nicole Lawrence Ezer (Corporate)
Jaime L. Liner (Corporate, Financial Services)
Chad E. Mills (Energy and Environmental)
Michael P. "Mike" Springer (Real Estate)
Richard T. "Tom" Stilwell (Litigation)

Sutherland is an AmLaw 100 law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies.  Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to approximately 500 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit

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