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Royston Rayzor's lawyers are continually recognized and honored for outstanding professional achievement.

Seven firm lawyers in four cities across Texas have earned spots in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the most prestigious guides to the U.S. legal industry.

The outstanding litigation track record of James R. Watkins earned him the individual distinction as the Houston metro area Lawyer of the Year for admiralty and maritime cases. Mr. Watkins, who works from the firm’s Galveston office, has been listed in Best Lawyers for 16 consecutive years. 

Also selected to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers for their admiralty and maritime work are Corpus Christi attorney Ralph F. Meyer and Houston lawyers James P. CooneyJohn F. Unger and David R. WalkerWilliam W. Pierson earned selection for his personal injury litigation work for defendants in San Antonio, where he practices now, and his previous location in Corpus Christi.

Royston Rayzor attorneys are consistently selected as Texas Super Lawyers, with the following attorneys appearing on the current list: James P. CooneyRobert H. Etnyre, Jr.William P. Glenn, Jr.Kelly M. HaasJames H. Hunter, Jr.Christopher LowranceRalph F. MeyerBrian C. Miller, Myra K. MorrisWilliam W. PiersonEwing E. Sikes, IIIJohn F. Unger and David R. Walker.   

The following lawyers were selected as 2016 Texas Super Lawyer Rising Stars: Robert L. Guerra, Jr., Christine R. Raborn, and Philip C. Snyder.

In addition, the Firm's lawyers are very active in the following local and national bar associations and organizations:

Member, State Bar of Texas Board of Directors

Member, American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates

President, Galveston County Bar Association

President, Cameron County Bar Association

Officer , Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Proctors and Members, Maritime Law Association of the United States

District Director, Texas Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors

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