We pride ourselves on our reputation for excellence and professionalism.  This is perhaps best reflected in the many referrals we receive from both our opposing counsel, our competitors, and the number of law firm clients we represent.

Our firm has been recognized every year since 2011 in the U.S. News & World Report / Best Lawyers® listing of “Best Law Firms, ” with Top Tier Ranking for Austin, in the categories of Employment Law – Management and  Labor Law – Management, and every year since 2013 in the additional category of Labor & Employment Litigation.

In recent years, each of the named partners has been a recognized “Lawyer of the Year” as listed by Best Lawyers in America© and Woodward/White, Inc.

2014 “Lawyer of the Year”– Austin
Connie Cornell: Labor Law – Management
Ted Smith:  Employment Law – Management

2015 “Lawyer of the Year”– Austin
Scott Brutocao:  Labor & Employment Litigation
Steve Mierl:  Employment Law – Management

2016 “Lawyer of the Year”– Austin
Steve Mierl:  Labor & Employment Litigation

2018 “Lawyer of the Year”– Austin
Steve Mierl:  Labor & Employment Litigation

All of our attorneys are members of the Austin and Texas Bar Associations. Connie Cornell, Ted Smith and Steven Mierl have been elected and served as Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Austin Bar Association, and during their term as Section Chair, also served on the Board of the Austin Bar Association.

Collectively, our attorneys are frequently invited to speak on a variety of employment law topics to industry associations, human resource professionals, and at continuing education programs for attorneys, addressing a wide variety of employment related topics.