March 10, 2015

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 10, 2015) – McGinnis Lochridge is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named 2015 Texas Rising Stars List: Carl Galant for General Litigation; Chris Halgren for Business Litigation; Michael Kabat for Business Litigation; April Lucas for Professional Liability: Defense; Stephen Orsinger for Family Law; Jessica Palvino for Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff; and Derrick Price for Energy & Resources.

Carl Galant handles a broad practice involving state and federal litigation and state regulatory and administrative matters, primarily in the areas of natural resources, energy, health and financial services. He also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes in state and federal court.

Christopher Halgren represents clients in a wide variety of contract, tort, secured transactions, and other civil litigation matters. While the focus of his practice has been on the oil and gas industry, Chris also represents clients in a multitude of other industries such as financial services, health care, and services companies.

Michael Kabat has a broad litigation practice, representing small and large businesses and individuals in state and federal court as both plaintiffs and defendants. Michael also has experience representing clients before state and federal courts of appeal. Michael’s areas of practice include attorney malpractice defense, business disputes, collections and creditor rights, breach of contract, trademark and patent infringement, and condemnation and landowners’ rights.

April Lucas focuses her practice on general litigation. She handles a diverse body of civil matters for both plaintiffs and defendants, representing clients in commercial disputes.

Stephen Orsinger focuses his practice on general civil litigation, civil appeals and family law. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state, federal and appellate courts in Texas. Stephen is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars and has authored papers on a wide variety of topics including: business valuation and entity structure, characterization of community and separate property, goodwill, trusts, electronic discovery and pre-nuptial agreements.

Derrick Price is recognized in Energy and Natural Resources.  Derrick’s experience is in oil and gas litigation and includes disputes over surface use, joint operating agreements, royalty underpayment, gas measurement, lease covenants and mineral ownership.

Jessica Palvino represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States. She has a broad practice with a focus on products liability, personal injury, legal malpractice defense, and business disputes.

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. They are nominated by members of the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, which is published annually in October.

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