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Texas Super Lawyers® Recognizes 3 Butler Snow Attorneys

Super Lawyers® has recognized three Butler Snow attorneys in its 2020 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; and Amanda G. Taylor has been recognized for appellate.

“We congratulate Gary, Eric and Amanda on this significant and well-deserved honor,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “Their commitment and dedication to excellent client service make them deserving recipients of this recognition.”

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: Defense

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. He serves as first chair counsel for many clients and has tried cases in various states for vehicle and various other product manufacturers, aircraft companies, energy companies, minority shareholders, will contestants and those accused of fraudulent asset transfers.

Davis 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 serves as the Practice Group Leader of Butler Snow’s Appellate Group. She is a board-certified civil appellate specialist who practices in both trial and appellate courts throughout Texas and beyond.  Her widely-varied practice areas include disputes regarding complex business and commercial, real property, tax, employment, products, and consumer issues.  In each of these areas, Taylor applies her many years of experience in oral and written advocacy, combined with her deep understanding of Texas procedure and jurisprudence, to represent her clients successfully and efficiently. Additionally, Taylor serves as a professional mentor, is a member of the Texas State Bar Grievance Committee, is a frequent author and presenter of Continuing Legal Education, and has been recognized for her pro bono work.

Taylor is an active member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the Travis County Women Lawyers Association, 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.