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HOUSTON (April 9, 2009) – Sutherland congratulates Houston attorneys Michael W. Barton, Michael P. Springer and Richard T. (Tom) Stilwell on being selected by Texas Super Lawyers as 2009 “Rising Stars."
This annual recognition 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 in which attorneys nominate candidates, and the Super Lawyers editorial board evaluates the candidates based on background, peer recognition and professional achievement.
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