An Interview with Austin Attorney Amy Emerson

Amy M. Emerson, a partner at Allensworth & Porter, has been selected for our interview feature this week. Specializing in governmental immunity issues, she has represented clients in complicated contract disputes, constitutional suits, bond-validation suits and construction matters. Emerson graduated with a … Continue reading

A Success in Texas, Austin Attorney Takes His Practice National

For years, Fletcher Brown was one of the Texas legal community’s best-kept secrets. Whether he was working with a small, rural health clinic in West Texas or a mega-hospital in Houston, Brown had a way of meeting and exceeding the … Continue reading

Amanda Jester Finds Success as a Healthcare Lawyer in the Austin Office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

An integral member of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP’s expansive national healthcare department, Amanda Jester seemed destined for a successful career in healthcare law from the moment she received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in … Continue reading

Smith Carves Out a Niche with Appellate Practice

{Editor’s Note: In 2006, D. Todd Smith left a large international law firm to open a solo appellate practice in Austin. Since then, his practice has grown to three full-time lawyers and has expanded into the Rio Grande Valley. The … Continue reading

Reed & Scardino Managing Partner Todd Reed – Austin’s Fittest Lawyer

Todd Reed. the Managing Partner at the Austin-based law firm Reed & Scardino LLP, was recently profiled by Fit Company (, as one of Austin’s Fittest Lawyers. What follows is an interview with Reed, whose firm specializes in Intellectual Property, … Continue reading

Austin Attorney Jacqueline Sudano Finds Success in Wine and Spirits Industry

Like a lot of the University of Texas Law School students, Jacqueline Sudano wasn’t sure how her legal career would unfold once she graduated from the prestigious law school. Ultimately, she took an unpaid position supporting the general counsel of … Continue reading

Austin Lawyer Andy White Drawn to the Non-Profit Sector by his Clients’ Passion

For Andy White, it’s the best of both worlds – doing what he loves and making a difference in the lives of others. So when the opportunity came recently for White, an Austin attorney, to embrace another non-profit, Critical Mass: … Continue reading

Baldwin Finds Experience as Neutral Benefits his Legal Practice

Balancing your client’s interests with a realistic perspective of securing a favorable outcome for the client can be a challenge for many attorneys. Not George Baldwin of Ford Nassen & Baldwin ( The Central Texas attorney brings significant experience as … Continue reading

Attorney Trey Trainor Carves Out a Niche in Election Law

Change is a constant when it comes to election law. And that suits Trey Trainor, of counsel in the Austin office of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, just fine. Having done work in campaign finance, ballot access, election day operations, and … Continue reading