BoyarMiller Attorneys Selected to 2018 Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Rising Stars Lists

HOUSTON (July 31, 2018) – Three BoyarMiller attorneys have been included in the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list and three attorneys have been honored with the 2018 Texas Rising Stars designation by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Chris Hanslik
Bill Boyar
Gary W. Miller

BoyarMiller Shareholder and Firm Chairman Chris Hanslik has been included on the Super Lawyers list for 14 years for his business litigation practice. Founding Shareholder Bill Boyar has been selected to Super Lawyers since 2003. His practice focuses on business and corporate law. For 14 years, Gary Miller, a founding shareholder, has been on the list for his business and corporate law practice.

Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Texas are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor of being on the 2018 Texas Rising Stars lists—and three of them are BoyarMiller attorneys. Congratulations to Whitney Brieck, Philip Dunlap, and Blake Royal.

Philip Dunlap
Blake Royal
Whitney Brieck

Whitney Brieck is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Group and joined BoyarMiller in 2015. This is the second consecutive year she has been listed as a Texas Rising Star. Her practice as a civil trial and appellate lawyer involves complex commercial disputes for general business and real estate clients.

This is the fifth consecutive year for Shareholder Philip Dunlap to be selected as a Texas Rising Star. His business practice is focused on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and general commercial transactions.

Shareholder Blake Royal is a real estate and corporate business lawyer and has been recognized as a Texas Rising Star since 2014.

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About BoyarMiller
BoyarMiller is a mid-size Houston-based law firm that advances client business goals by bringing new possibilities into focus with confidence and clarity to achieve extraordinary outcomes. Since 1990, we have been providing practical and smart business solutions. Our firm is comprised of two practice groups—business law and litigation—and we serve multinational companies, middle-market businesses and entrepreneurs in need of collaborative and strategic representation. See for more information.