Monthly Archives: October 2013


100% OF TOUCHSTONE BERNAYS’ PARTNERS NAMED SUPER LAWYERS®

Congratulations to Ronald W. Johnson, Mark E. Smith, R. Wayne Gordon, William C. “Rocky” Feemster, James D. Bertsch, Barton L. Ridley, Michael D. Tanner, and Dawn Woelfel Hansen, all of whom have been named as 2013 Texas Super Lawyers®.  Super Lawyers® are selected through a rigorous, multiphase rating process, which includes independent research and peer evaluations. These outstanding attorneys have attained success in their field, uphold all ethical standards, and are recognized by their peers for their achievements. Only 5% of the attorneys in Texas are named as Super Lawyers®. To have every partner in the firm named as a Super Lawyers®  is an accomplishment of which Touchstone Bernays is extremely proud!

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TOUCHSTONE BERNAYS OPENS SAN ANTONIO OFFICE

Touchstone Bernays is pleased to announce the opening of our San Antonio office, allowing us to  serve clients in South and Central Texas from a closer home base. The office is located at 401 East Sonterra Boulevard, Suite 375, San Antonio, Texas, 78258.  This office allows for convenient service in the counties of Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Karnes, Kendal, Kerr, La Salle, Llano, McMulen, Medina, Travis, Williamson, Wilson, as well as their neighboring counties.  For additional information, please call (210) 510-4122.

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RON JOHNSON NAMED ONE OF THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA 2013

Ron Johnson has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants).  This selection resulted from an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than three million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.  This is also Ron’s tenth consecutive year to be named a Super Lawyer®.  

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TOUCHSTONE BERNAYS SELECTED AS ONE OF THE TOP LAW FIRMS IN TEXAS FOR 2013

Less than 1% of the law firms in Texas are selected for this honor.  Martindale-Hubbell® states “having a significant percentage of attorneys with this peer review rating is a reflection of your firm’s expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.  Your firm’s lawyers are part of a select group recognized for exceptional legal abilities and professional ethical standards.” The Top Ranked Law Firms will appear in  the October 28th issue of The Wall Street Journal.  

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SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE OF OIL & GAS LEASE IN JOHNSON COUNTY

Partners Wayne Gordon and Mark Smith, along with associate Amie Fordan, recently obtained a summary judgment in Johnson County for a drilling contractor on an oil & gas lease. The case involved a landowner plaintiff alleging that the oil company and the drilling contractor damaged his land during drilling operations on the land. The motion was based on the statue of limitations defense.

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