March 9, 2007

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 19, 2007) – McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P. today announced that nine of its accomplished young attorneys in its Austin and Houston offices have been named to the 2007 Texas Rising Stars list, a Thomas Reuters service. This list of the state’s “top up-and-coming attorneys” will be published in the April 2007 issue of Texas Monthly.  

The McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore L.L.P. attorneys named to the 2007 Rising Stars list include:

  • Scott Baker, General Litigation
  • Travis Barton, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Amy Clark-Meachum, General Litigation
  • Scott Cooley, AppellateStephanie Kaiser, Business Litigation
  • Carlos Soltero, General Litigation
  • Melissa Salhab Sykes, Business/Corporate
  • Jonathan Baughman, Energy and Natural Resources
  • Murphy Klasing, Business Litigation
  • Ellen Spalding, General Litigation

“We’re proud of the work these successful young attorneys have accomplished for our clients,” said Pat Lochridge, managing partner. “We look forward to many more years of distinguished professional achievements.”

The Rising Star honor is reserved for the top Texas attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice fewer than 10 years.  This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

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, which results in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in their practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to

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