Five BoyarMiller Attorneys Selected to 2018 Texas Rising Stars List

HOUSTON (March 16, 2018) – 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 five of them are BoyarMiller attorneys. Congratulations to Whitney Brieck, Philip Dunlap, Chris James, Blake Royal, and David Stockel. They will be listed in the April issue of Texas Monthly Magazine.

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.

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.

A Senior Associate in the Litigation Group, Chris James represents clients involved in all types of employment and business-related disputes. He joined BoyarMiller in 2013.

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

Also selected as a Texas Rising Star since 2014 is David Stockel, a firm Shareholder and business litigation attorney. His practice includes commercial litigation, employment, and intellectual property disputes.

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About BoyarMiller
BoyarMiller is a 28-year-old Houston-based law firm comprised of two practice groups: business and litigation. The business group serves multinational companies, middle-market businesses and entrepreneurs in need of collaborative and strategic representation. The litigation group represents organizations of all sizes, from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, seeking to resolve complex business issues and employment disputes. See for more information.