Texas Super Lawyers Names BoyarMiller Attorneys as 2010 Rising Stars

HOUSTON, Texas (March 17, 2010) — Texas Super Lawyers has named BoyarMiller attorneys Stephen Johnson, Matt Veech and Craig Dillard as 2010 Rising Stars, to be published in the April 2010 edition of Texas Monthly Magazine.

Stephen Johnson, a Shareholder in BoyarMiller’s Business Group, first received the honor of Rising Star in 2006 and has consecutively been named to the list fives times, including 2010. Stephen’s practice is primarily devoted to transactional law, commercial transactions, general corporate representation and commercial real estate law to include mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock purchase transactions, formation of business entities, restructuring, capital formation, contracts and similar agreements and general corporate matters as well as financing, acquisition, development and disposition of commercial real estate with an emphasis on hospitality and commercial office and retail.

Matt Veech, a Shareholder in BoyarMiller’s Litigation Group, was previously named a Rising Star in 2007 and 2008, and now again in 2010. Matt’s represents an array of clients, from individuals to large corporations, in a variety of employment and business-related disputes including matters relating to enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information, breach of fiduciary duties and breach of contract, shareholder oppression, and related business torts. He also handles employment-related claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA and the Texas Labor Code, as well as wage and overtime claims under the FLSA and Texas Payday Act.

2010 is the first year for Craig Dillard, a Senior Associate in BoyarMiller’s Litigation Group, to be named a Rising Star. Craig’s practice involves multifaceted docket of cases involving general commercial litigation, products liability litigation, consumer law disputes, employment litigation and construction litigation.

The Rising Star designation is based on a three-part selection process that determines the top 2.5 percent of the state’s up-and-coming lawyers. First, more than 65,000 Texas lawyers are surveyed and asked to nominate the best lawyers that they have personally observed in action. When the surveys are in, Texas Monthly conducts independent research of the nominees’ credentials. Lastly, point totals from the survey and research process are added to arrive at a final tally with lawyers ranked with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list. To qualify, attorneys must either be 40 years old and under or have been practicing less than 10 years.