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Congratulations to our 2023 Texas Super Lawyers

Langley & Banack is proud to announce that we have 15 attorneys on the Thomson Reuters-published Texas Super Lawyers list in 2023.  Attorneys are selected based on peer nominations and evaluations, along with independent research evaluating a candidate’s professional achievement.

  1. Ruben Barrera, State/Local/Municipal
  2. Art Bayern, Estate & Probate
  3. Steve Browne, PI General: Defense
  4. David Gragg, Bankruptcy: Business
  5. Chris Hodge, Estate & Trust Litigation
  6. Fred Jones, Real Estate
  7. Peter Kilpatrick, Business Litigation
  8. Roger Kirstein, Business Litigation
  9. Jo Chris Lopez, Family Law
  10. Joyce Moore, Estate & Trust Litigation
  11. Rob Ramsey, Appellate
  12. Bill Sommers Construction Litigation
  13. George Spencer Prof. Liability: Defense
  14. Kristal Thomson, Family Law
  15. Natalie Wilson, Bankruptcy: Business

Arthur H. Bayern

Arthur H. Bayern is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Bo...

Christopher T. Hodge

Chris Hodge is a Shareholder in Langley & Banack’s San Antonio Office.  Mr. Hodge’s practice is focused primarily on Estates, Trusts, Fiduciary Litigation including will co...

Ruben R. Barrera

Ruben Barrera has an extensive background in municipal, administrative, real estate, land use regulation (zoning, platting, subdivision, annexation, extra-territorial jurisdiction, and other development controls), condemnation (including inverse condemnation), utilities (water, wastewater, water ...

Steven D. Browne


Steve Browne practices in the area of general civil trial law, including construction, legal malpractice, commercial matters, and all facets of insurance litigation (personal injury defense, first party cases, and coverage).  He has been Board Certified...

David S. Gragg

Mr. Gragg represents debtors and trustees in Chapter 11 proceedings and related litigation. He also represents creditors in preference actions, claims objections, and reclamation actions. In addition to his extensive bankruptcy practice, Mr. Gragg also handles a varie...

Fred R. Jones

Fred Jones’ practice includes a broad range of complex claims and litigation in the areas of real estate, land use, municipal, insurance, and business.  He currently represents three of the largest title insurance underwriters in the United States. Fred handles complex title insurance, rea...

Peter Lee Kilpatrick

Peter Kilpatrick has a varied commercial litigation practice.  He has tried over 75 cases to verdict for both plaintiffs and defendants in his almost 40 years of practice, many involving contract and business disputes, injunction and real estate relat...

Roger D. Kirstein

Roger Kirstein’s practice is concentrated in the area of Civil Litigation. Over time, the majority of his practice has involved commercial litigation pertaining to a wide range of disputes (i.e. real estate, corporate, construction, consumer, emp...

Jo Chris Lopez

Ms. Lopez is one of the top San Antonio family law and appellate lawyers. As a Shareholder in Langley & Banack’s San Ant...

Joyce W. Moore

Joyce Moore is a Trust and Probate Litigation attorney who also handles commercial and oil and gas litigation matters. Ms. Moore is a frequent lecturer for the State Bar of Texas and...

Robinson C. Ramsey

Rob Ramsey is an appellate specialist who is board-certified in civil appellate law and family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  In addition to his appellate practice, he has authored or co-authored six ...

William W. Sommers

William W. (Bill) Sommers has an extensive  construction and commercial law practice.  He has been practicing construction law for almost 40 years.   He was originally licensed in Texas in 1976 and is currently admitted in several Federal Courts and Districts, as w...

George H. Spencer, Jr.

Mr. Spencer has decades of experience in handling a wide variety of civil cases in both state and federal courts, with first chair jury trials to verdict in lawsuits ranging from RICO to wrongful death, from breach of fiduciary duty to rock quarry nuisance, and from legal malpractice to scope of ...

Kristal Cordova Thomson

Ms. Thomson is a family law specialist, board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She focuses on divorces with complex or high net worth estates and complicated custody issues. Ms. Thomson has tried numerous cases, but is also highly experienced in negotiated settl...

Natalie Friend Wilson

Natalie Wilson has a passion for helping businesses thrive in challenging economic and regulatory environments. She has over a decade of experience representing debtors, trustees, and creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases filed under chapters 7 and 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, including related ...


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