TABLE OF CONTENTS
TEXAS RISING STARS 2017
the annual list
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22 SELECTION PROCESS
23 THE UP-AND-COMING LISTS
25 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE
TABLE OF CONTEN TS PHOTOGRAPHY B Y JEREM Y ENLO W
6 When Emily Stroope wins the lottery, you can wish her
7 Why Heath Cheek got the boot—actually, five pairs so
far—from the State Fair of Texas.
FAMILY AT LAW
8 The ‘Town of Trial’ is populated by five members of the
Simpson family, and just as many practice areas.
10 How ‘gadget nerd’ Coyt Johnston ended up an
expert on drones.
12 John Warren went from sweeping work sites for builders
to representing them in court.
14 Arnold Shokouhi on his journey from revolutionary Iran
to Cowboys Stadium.
15 Three local attorneys share their handiest mobile apps.
16 Jeff Barnes handles big stakes for his employer-clients—
and even bigger ones for teens and asylum-seekers.
How Manuel Berrelez worked
his way from Pearsall to Dallas