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Congratulations to our 2024 Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, and Lawyer of the Year, Tom Veitch

Every year, Woodward and White publishes their Best Lawyers in America list.  These attorneys are selected by their peers as the top in their field.  Congratulations to our 32 Best Lawyers in America and our 4 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for 2024.  We also extend an extra special congratulations to Shareholder Tom Veitch for being named the 2024 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law for San Antonio.  Those listed covered 23 different practice areas ranging from real estate to commercial litigation to trusts and estates.

2024 Best Lawyers in America

  • Jim Aycock
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Art Bayern
    • Litigation- Trusts and Estates
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Bill Bayern
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Mike Boyle
    • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Steve Brook
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • Steve Browne
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Clinton Butler
    • Oil and Gas Law
  • Charla Davies
    • Collaborative Law: Family Law
    • Family Law
  • Moulton Dowler
    • Family Law
  • David Gragg
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Chris Hodge
    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Jim Hoffman
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Fred Jones
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Peter Lee Kilpatrick
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Roger Kirstein
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Construction
  • Jo Chris Lopez
    • Appellate Practice
    • Family Law
  • Jim Lowry
    • Construction Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • Lucretia Marmor
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Ian McLin
    • Construction Law
    • Litigation – Construction
  • Joyce Moore
    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Sara Murray
    • Appellate Practice
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Rob Ramsey
    • Appellate Practice
  • Patrick Rouse
    • Real Estate Law
  • Marc Schnall
    • Real Estate Law
  • Bill Sommers
    • Construction Law
  • George Spencer
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Cathy Stone
    • Appellate Practice
  • Kristal Thomson
    • Family Law
  • Steve Treu
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Erica Valladares
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Tom Veitch
    • 2024 Lawyer of the Year- Insurance, San Antonio
    • Insurance Law
  • Steve Walraven
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Litigation – Insurance

Best Lawyers in America- Ones to Watch

  • Matt Flores
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Jobe Jackson
    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas Lillibridge
    • Construction Law
    • Litigation – Construction
  • Lauren Miller
    • Trusts and Estates

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...

Catherine M. Stone

With nearly four decades of legal and judicial experience, Catherine M. Stone brings a seasoned and realistic view to legal issues. Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in civil appellate law, Catherine served as a justice on the Fourth Court of Appeals for nearly 21 years. ...

Charla D. Davies

Charla Davies is a family law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

She has experience in high conflict family law matters including, divorce, child custody, child support, and enforcement of court orders. In addition to her trial practice, she also practi...

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...

J. Patrick Rouse

Patrick Rouse is a Shareholder in the Real Estate and Corporate Law sections of Langley & Banack. Patrick’s real estate experience includes representation of both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of commercial leases, representation of buyers and sellers of commercial property, incl...

James A. Hoffman (Jim)

Jim Hoffman devotes his practice almost exclusively to bankruptcy litigation. His bankruptcy practice has included numerous Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Trustee representations, bankruptcy legal malpractice defenses, national creditor representations (including many Fortune 100 and 500 Companies) and gen...

James J. Aycock

James J. Aycock is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He served as the Estate and Gift Tax Editor and Editor in Chief of the Reporter published by the Real Estat...

Private: James K. Lowry, Jr.

Jim Lowry has a very broad-based business practice. He assists clients in forming corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, joint ventures, professional corporations, professional associations, non-profit corporations and othe...

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...

Jobe S. Jackson

Jobe Jackson is a Shareholder in Langley & Banack’s San Antonio office. Mr. Jackson’s practice is focused primarily on Estate, Trust, and Fiduciary Litigation, as well as general Civil Litigation and appeals. Mr. Jackson has significant litigation and appellate experience, including: firs...

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...

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...

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 ...

Marc J. Schnall

Mr. Schnall practices in the areas of real estate, municipal, business, corporate formation and transactions, and probate and estate planning. He is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law and Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Schnall has ext...

F. Matthew Flores

F. Matthew “Matt” Flores practices in the areas of Estate Planning and counsels fiduciaries (administrators, trustees and agents) with issues involving the administration of estates. Mr. Flores is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. H...

Moulton S. Dowler, Jr.

Moulton Dowler has a very broad-based civil practice with emphasis on family law and general litigation. Mr. Dowler is a San Antonio Family attorney that has been involve...

Stephen E. Walraven

Stephen E. Walraven has been practicing as a trial lawyer in San Antonio and South Texas since 1975. He has successfully handled a variety of commercial lawsuits, including contract disputes, construction claims, negligence suits, and in particular insurance disputes....

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...

Clinton M. Butler

Clinton Butler is a Shareholder who works in both the San Antonio and Karnes City Offices and also serves as the Chair of Langley & Banack, Inc.’s Oil, Gas & Energy practice group.  Clinton’s oil and gas practices primarily center around representing landowners in transaction and lit...

Ian M. McLin

Ian McLin is a Shareholder in Langley & Banack’s San Antonio Office. Mr. McLin’s practice is focused primarily on construction, surety, insurance, and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in complex multi-party construction disputes regarding non-performance or defective perf...

Steven Bruce Treu (Steve)

Steve Treu is a Shareholder in Langley & Banack’s San Antonio office. Mr. Treu’s practice focuses on Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Collections Law, Extraordinary Remedies, Landlord-Tenant, Construction...

Steven R. Brook (Steve)

Steve Brook has been practicing in the area of real estate and mortgage lending in San Antonio since 1980. His real estate practice includes a broad range of representation of landlords and tenants in commercial leasing, and the buying and selling of r...

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...

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...

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...

Private: Thomas Lillibridge

Thomas Lillibridge is a civil trial attorney whose practice is primarily concentrated on construction litigation, including construction and design defect claims as well as construction delay claims. Thomas has experience in litigating and arbitrating claims by and against developers, residential...

Lauren M. Miller

Lauren M. Miller is an Associate in the San Antonio office of Langley & Banack, focusing primarily in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Ms. Miller was admitted to the State Bar of Texas on October 25, 2019. Lauren was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from Saint Mary’s Hall in 200...

Thomas H. Veitch (Tom)

Engaged in the practice of law since 1973 in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Veitch’s practice focuses on Insurance Law, Insurance Claims and Coverage, Wills, Trusts, Probate Law and Litigation, Expert Witness/Consulting, and General Business Law. Mr. Veitch was previou...

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...

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 ...

Lucretia R. Marmor

Ms. Marmor’s practice is primarily devoted to the area of medical/nursing malpractice defense, including representation of various types of health care entities, including hospitals, physicians, clinics, skilled care facilities, and health care ...

Sara Murray

Sara Murray is an appellate attorney whose practice embraces all aspects of civil appellate law.  In state and federal appellate courts, her practice includes briefing, oral argumentation, and motions.  In state and federal trial courts, she provides litigation support to clients and trial atto...


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