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Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2023 Texas Super Lawyers

Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys were named 2023 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, subrogation and recovery, and bankruptcy.

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David L. Barron

David L. Barron

Office Managing Partner

Anne Briard

Anne Briard

Counsel

Silvia Chicas

Silvia Chicas

Associate

Lauren E. Ehrhardt

Lauren E. Ehrhardt

Attorney

Aaron Holt

Aaron Holt

Member

Gregory S. Hudson

Gregory S. Hudson

Member

Stephen P. Pate

Stephen P. Pate

Co-Chair, Property Insurance Group

Nandini Sane

Nandini Sane

Member

Frederick E. Schmidt, Jr.

Frederick E. Schmidt, Jr.

Member

Jason S. Schulze

Jason S. Schulze

Member

Karl A. Schulz

Karl A. Schulz

Member

Julia Gandara Simonet

Julia Gandara Simonet

Member

Jake P. Skaggs

Jake P. Skaggs

Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner

Nicole Su

Nicole Su

Associate

Christopher Tramonte

Christopher Tramonte

Member

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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News

Some Americans Are Secretly Working Multiple Remote Jobs. Bosses Shouldn’t Be Worried About It.

October 19, 2023 David Barron was quoted in a Business Insider article discussing the trend of remote workers taking on a second remote job.

Cozen O’Connor Further Expands its Insurance Coverage Practice, Adding Litigators in Los Angeles and Houston

October 16, 2023 Julie E. Van Wert, David M. Berke, Jerome P. Doctors, and Rangi Perera joined in Los Angeles and Christopher Tramonte joined in Houston.

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023 Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Business Today Names 32 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to Its Top 10 Lists

July 28, 2023 These lists recognize lawyers “mastering,” “leading,” “revolutionizing,” and “dominating” their fields in their respective states and nationwide.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorney’s Named 2023 Texas Rising Stars

March 22, 2023 Super Lawyers has named William Craven, Aaron Holt, and Nandini Sane to its 2023 list of Rising Stars in Texas.

Lawdragon Names Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Among The Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers

August 24, 2022 Lawdragon has named six members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department to its 2022 list of the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Lawdragon Names six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Among the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers

November 19, 2021 Lawdragon has named six members of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department to its 2021 list of the Top 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers.

Two Cozen O’Connor attorneys Named 2021 Texas Super Lawyers

October 04, 2021 Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys were named 2021 Texas Super Lawyers.

Stephen Pate Named Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates

October 22, 2020 Stephen Pate, member of the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named an advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. Honored by Texas Lawyer for Lifetime Achievement

September 23, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment group, has been recognized by Texas Lawyer as a recipient of their 2020 Lifetime Achieve Award.

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.

Contacts

David L. Barron

Office Managing Partner

dbarron@cozen.com

(713) 750-3132

Jake P. Skaggs

Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner

jskaggs@cozen.com

(832) 214-3926

Matthew Clary

Office Manager

mclary@cozen.com

(214) 462-3116