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Texas Rising Stars Shining Brightly at Hicks Thomas

Three attorneys named to exclusive listing of the state’s top young lawyers

Every year, researchers at Texas Rising Stars identify the state’s top young lawyers through a rigorous selection process. Once again in 2021, three Hicks Thomas attorneys are among the distinguished group representing only the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state.

This year’s honorees, all of whom are marking multiple years on the Rising Stars list, include:

  • Senior Counsel Kasi Chadwick is recognized for her work in employment litigation. She focuses her practice on representing employers in pre-litigation investigations before governmental bodies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission. This is her third straight year as a Texas Rising Star.
  • Senior Associate Abbie Sprague is honored for her general litigation work. Her practice focuses on a broad range of commercial and business disputes, including construction, real estate, employment and bankruptcy matters. She has been named a Texas Rising Star every year since 2016.
  • Associate Joshua Bauer is marking his second year as a Texas Rising Star for his work in business litigation. His practice includes advising companies in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, energy, real estate, insurance and healthcare.

“Congratulations to our Rising Stars. These young lawyers are certainly an important part of our team,” said Hicks Thomas Partner John Thomas. “They are both talented and hard-working, so we are pleased to see them recognized in this way.”

The Rising Stars list is compiled through peer nominations and attorney-led research by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters. The complete listing of this year’s Texas Rising Stars will appear in the Texas Rising Stars edition of Super Lawyers magazine and at https://www.superlawyers.com/. 

Founded in 1997, Texas-based Hicks Thomas LLP is a premier litigation firm representing plaintiffs and defendants across the nation. With offices in Houston, Austin, Beaumont, Amarillo, and Sacramento, California, the firm provides in-depth experience in cases involving oil and gas, environmental, complex commercial, toxic tort, construction, products liability, corporate governance, securities, banking, insurance coverage, transportation, trade secrets, and business litigation.