Texas Rising Stars Honors Three Firm Attorneys

By Weisbart Springer Hayes

Three of the firm’s young attorneys have been named again to the list of Texas Rising Stars for 2022.  

This is the eighth year that firm partner Matt Wood has been recognized for his work in business disputes related to corporate governance, real estate, intellectual property, employment, and various business contracts.  His clients have included individuals, small and emerging businesses, developers, and Fortune 500 companies.  

Firm partner Danielle Hatchitt is named to the list for the seventh consecutive year based on her work representing plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex business disputes. Her practice has involved litigation in real estate, municipal law issues, Title IX, partnership disputes, fiduciary litigation, breach of contract, intellectual property protection, breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and other general employment claims, including discrimination and harassment.   

This year marks the second consecutive appearance on the list for firm associate John Runde, who represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of commercial litigation involving complex contract and fiduciary duty disputes, real estate disputes, employment discrimination litigation, and a multitude of other employment matters. Before attending law school, he served in the United States Marine Corps for six years and was deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008.  

Texas Rising Stars honorees are selected by Thomson Reuters’ legal division, recognizing the state’s best lawyers under the age of 40 and those who have been practicing law for no more than 10 years. The honored attorneys are selected based on nominations from other lawyers across Texas and an extensive review by the publication’s editors. The complete 2022 Texas Rising Stars listing will appear in the April issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines. 

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