Cozen O’Connor: Houston

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Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Texas Super Lawyers

Cozen O’Connor attorneys Stephen P. Pate, A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., and Joseph A. Ziemianski were named 2019 Texas Super Lawyers

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Cozen O'Connor opened its Houston office in June 2004. Serving as the county seat of Harris County, the third most populous county in the country, our Houston office is located in the downtown area of Houston.

The attorneys in our Houston office provide clients with a wide variety of services in the areas of general business litigation, commercial litigation, labor and employment counsel and litigation, insurance coverage and defense, marine and maritime law, and subrogation and recovery.

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David L. Barron

David L. Barron

Member

Vanessa Durante

Vanessa Durante

Associate

Adam C. Gutmann

Adam C. Gutmann

Associate

Aaron Holt

Aaron Holt

Associate

Gregory S. Hudson

Gregory S. Hudson

Member

Nandini Kavuri

Nandini Kavuri

Associate

Stephanie Villagomez Lemoine

Stephanie Villagomez Lemoine

Counsel

Stephen P. Pate

Stephen P. Pate

Member

Jason S. Schulze

Jason S. Schulze

Office Managing Partner

Karl A. Schulz

Karl A. Schulz

Member

Tammy R. Shea

Tammy R. Shea

Member

Julia Gandara Simonet

Julia Gandara Simonet

Associate

Jake P. Skaggs

Jake P. Skaggs

Member

R. Yona Starosta

R. Yona Starosta

Law Clerk

Bryan P. Vezey

Bryan P. Vezey

Member

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr.

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr.

Member

Joseph A. Ziemianski

Joseph A. Ziemianski

Co-Chair, Global Insurance Department

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Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Texas Super Lawyers

September 19, 2019 Cozen O’Connor attorneys Stephen P. Pate, A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., and Joseph A. Ziemianski were named 2019 Texas Super Lawyers

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019 Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” By Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019 Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.

Bryan Vezey Appointed to Founding Member of the Houston Bar Association LGBTQ+ Committee

July 09, 2019 Bryan Vezey, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department, has been appointed by the Houston Bar Association as one of 14 founding members of the LGBTQ+ Committee. This committee examines issues and creates programming related to the community.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017 Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Cozen O’Connor Grows Global Insurance Department in Los Angeles and Houston with Addition of Six Litigators

April 04, 2017 The six lawyers joining Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department include Stephen P. Pate, who comes to the firm as a member in the Houston office, Lauren E. Figaro who joins as an associate in the Houston office; Michael R. Davisson and Valerie D. Rojas, who both join as members in the Los Angeles office; Patricia M. Parisi, who joins as of counsel in the Los Angeles office; and Andrea J. Giovannone, who joins as an associate in the Los Angeles office. Davisson, Rojas, Parisi, and Giovannone all join from Sedgwick.

Sixty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2016 Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings

May 30, 2014 Chambers USA recognized 29 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; six attorneys were recognized nationally and eight were ranked in the top band. Stanley Sher was named a “Senior Statesman” in the “Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)” industry, for the pivotal role Sher plays in the firm’s continued success in the transportation industry.

46 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2013 Forty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from eight of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys were selected based on a rigorous peer-review of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations. The list will be included in publications such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York magazine.

Cozen O’Connor Member A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. Becomes an American Arbitration Association Labor and Employment Arbitrator

July 10, 2013 A. Martin (Marty) Wickliff, Jr., a veteran trial lawyer with nearly 40 years of experience devoted to a national trial and appellate practice in all phases of labor and employment law, has been selected by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) for its National Roster of Neutrals to provide labor and employment alternative dispute resolution services as an arbitrator. Mr. Wickliff is a shareholder in the Labor & Employment Group at the Houston office of Cozen O’Connor, a leading law firm serving clients through 23 offices across two continents.

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. recognized among “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys”

June 17, 2013 A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. has been recognized among “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Top 100” by Human Resource Executive magazine. The list is compiled based on evaluations by clients and peers, as well as independent research by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon, a nationally recognized networking site for lawyers and clients. The list honors “lawyers who represent excellence in their craft and profession and have made the greatest impact in the prior year.

Cozen O’Connor Elects 20 Associates to Membership

March 27, 2013 Ian Blum, Alphonso Collins, Kathryn Crary, Lynnette Espy-Williams, Elizabeth Featherman, Matthew Glazer, Nelsy Gomez, Andrea Hammel, Keenya Harrold, Charles Jesuit, Jr., Lezlie Madden, Marilyn Neiman, Tracey Nguyen, Cartherine Rosato Reilly, Megan Scheib, Daniel Schuch, John Schwartz, Shari Shapiro, Marko Stamenkovic, and Norasha Williams have been elected to membership in the firm.

David Barron Quoted in HR.BLR.com

June 25, 2012 David Barron, a Labor & Employment lawyer in Cozen O’Connor’s Houston office, offered advice to employers wishing to avoid discrimination claims while keeping workers’ appearance to reasonable standards in an article titled, ''Craft a Workable Dress / Appearance Code.''

David Barron Interviewed by Houston’s KRIV FOX 26 NEWS

June 05, 2012 David Barron, a member in Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment practice, discussed employer policies toward employee appearance in ''Trading Tattoos for Jobs.'' ''With respect to piercings, tattoos, clothing, for the most part they have wide discretion under the law,'' explained Barron.

Cozen O’Connor Names Seven New Shareholders

February 16, 2011 Cozen O’Connor Names Seven New Shareholders

Cozen O’Connor Names 17 Attorneys to Membership in the Firm

April 28, 2008 Cozen O’Connor has announced that 17 of its associates have been named members of the firm. ''We are extremely proud to welcome these highly qualified attorneys into membership in the firm,'' said Thomas A. Decker, president and chief executive officer of Cozen O'Connor, ''Their individual and combined contributions reflect the talent and strength of our firm.''

Contacts

Jason S. Schulze

Office Managing Partner

jschulze@cozen.com

(832) 214-3916

Cyndie Mooney

Office Manager

cmooney@cozen.com

(214) 462-3100