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For the Third Year in a Row, Three of Our Attorneys Named to Texas Rising Stars

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, PLC, a Gulf South regional law firm, is pleased to announce that James T. Bailey, Kelly C. Hartmann and Gregory M. Howard have been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers® as Rising Stars for 2013.  No more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state receive this honor each year. 

The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of Thomson Reuters.  Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, individual surveys of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

 Mr. Bailey was recognized for his work in Admiralty and Transportation Law.  Mr. Hartmann and Mr. Howard were both recognized for their work in General Civil Litigation. 

 This is the third year in a row that attorneys in the Houston office of GJTBS have received this honor.  James Bailey and Kelly Hartmann were named in Rising Stars in 2011 and 2012.

 For more information about these attorneys and the Houston office, please visit our website at