Texas Lawyer turned 25 this year. To mark the anniversary, the editorial department selected the 25 greatest lawyers of the past quarter-century. A luncheon on Oct. 1 at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion in Dallas honored them. Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan L. Hecht and gubernatorial candidate Bill White, former mayor of Houston, were the keynote speakers. In the captions accompanying the photos below, honorees' names are in bold.
From left to right: Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez, partner, Rodriguez & Nicolas, Brownsville; Joe Jamail, partner, Jamail & Kolius, Houston; Ricardo G. Cedillo, founding shareholder, Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, San Antonio; and Harry Reasoner, partner, Vinson & Elkins, Houston.
From left to right: Michael M. Boone, partner, Haynes and Boone, Dallas; Dallas solo Charles W. Matthews, former vice president and general counsel, Exxon Mobil Corp., Irving; and Michael D. Wortley, partner, Vinson & Elkins, Dallas.
David J. Beck, founding partner, Beck, Redden & Secrest, Houston; and Cathy Collins, publisher, Texas Lawyer.
Rusty Hardin (left), founder, Rusty Hardin & Associates, Houston; and keynote speaker Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan L. Hecht.
From left to right: K&L Gates partners Vester T. Hughes, Kim J. Askew and Robert H. Mow Jr., all of Dallas.
Photo credits: Shannon Drawe