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Texas Super Lawyers® Recognizes 4 Butler Snow Attorneys

Super Lawyers® has recognized four Butler Snow attorneys in its 2019 edition of Texas Super Lawyers®.

Gary W. Davis has been recognized for personal injury – products: defense; Eric J.R. Nichols has been recognized for business litigation; Amanda G. Taylor has been recognized for appellate; and Martin A. Sosland has been recognized for bankruptcy: business.

“We are proud of our Texas attorneys on this significant and well-deserved honor,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Each is a valuable leader in our firm and within their industry, and this recognition illustrates that.”

Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous process, including a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Only 5% of lawyers in each state or region are named to the Super Lawyers® list.

Gary W. Davis, Jr. | Personal Injury – Products

Davis is a member of Butler Snow’s product liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation group, and focuses his practice on product liability and environmental litigation.

Davis is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. He received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Kansas and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Texas.

Eric J.R. Nichols | Business Litigation

Nichols focuses his practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation with a special emphasis on representing companies and individuals in business and commercial disputes, including pre-litigation counseling, the prosecution and defense of civil cases filed in court, the defense of civil claims pursued by government agencies and trials in courts and arbitrations. He also focuses his practice on representing companies and individuals during white-collar criminal investigations and proceedings in both federal and state criminal justice systems. Nichols is a former deputy attorney general for criminal justice for the office of the Texas attorney general and a former assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

Nichols is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Texas Bar Foundation and the Austin Bar Foundation. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Barbara Jordan American Inns of Court, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, The Texas Association Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Austin Bar Association and the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Nichols received his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law.

Amanda G. Taylor | Appellate

Taylor is a board-certified civil appellate specialist who routinely assists trial counsel and represents clients in both district and appellate courts across Texas. Her practice areas are widely varied and include disputes regarding contracts, business organizations, shareholders, fiduciaries, trusts, the Texas Citizens’ Participation Act, real property, franchise and sales tax, employment, fraud/misrepresentation consumers and high-asset divorces.

Taylor is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the Travis County Women Lawyers Association, the Women in the Law Institute at Texas Law and the Baylor Law School Alumni Association. She received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Baylor University School of Law.

Martin J. Sosland | Bankruptcy: Business

Sosland is a member of Butler Snow’s finance, real estate and restructuring practice group, and focuses his practice on public finance and bankruptcy and restructuring.

Sosland is a member of the American and Dallas Bar Associations, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the John C. Ford American Inn of Court and the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. He received his bachelor’s degree from Rice University and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from The University of Texas School of Law.