Nine Firm Attorneys Recognized Among the “Best Lawyers in America”

By Weisbart Springer Hayes

The firm is pleased to announce that name partners Geoffrey D. Weisbart, Julie Springer and Sherrard “Butch” Hayes have been named to the 2024 list of The Best Lawyers in America, the preeminent listing of the nation’s top attorneys. The group, which includes Best Lawyers honorees as well as younger attorneys in the guide’s “Ones to Watch” section, represents the largest number of attorneys recognized in the firm’s 11-year history.

In this year’s guide:

  • Mr. Hayes is named “Lawyer of the Year” for Central Texas in the practice area of Labor-Law Management for the second consecutive year.
  • Mr. Weisbart is recognized in four practice areas, including Commercial Litigation, Employment Law-Individuals, Labor & Employment Litigation and Real Estate Litigation.
  • Ms. Springer is honored for her work in Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Litigation.

Three attorneys are recognized again as “Ones to Watch”:

  • Danielle Hatchitt – Labor & Employment Litigation
  • John Runde – Commercial Litigation
  • Mia A. Storm – Commercial Litigation

Three attorneys are named to the “Ones to Watch” list for the first time:

  • Cody Coll – Commercial Litigation
  • James Hatchitt – Commercial Litigation
  • Colleen Murphey – Commercial Litigation

The annual Best Lawyers guide is based on a rigorous peer-review survey that includes confidential evaluations submitted by clients and other attorneys from across the nation. The full listing is available at

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