Texas Lawyer : the state’s leading legal news and information source, today announced the publication of “Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law.” Sugar Land resident and lawyer, David Chaumette has been selected as one of the 25 leading lawyers of color.
Chaumette was selected by the editors of Texas Lawyer for their impact on Texas firms, government, nonprofits, academia and/or the corporate world within the past five years. He is a name partner in the litigation boutique firm De la Rosa & Chaumette where he practices commercial litigation.
“It’s a great honor to be considered with such an accomplished group of individuals,” Chaumette said. Chaumette was recognized for his work in e-discovery, which deals with the retrieval of data in the context of litigation. Chaumette is a recognized thought leader in this area across the state and the country.
Other attorneys honored include: Ted Cruz, candidate for Texas Attorney General, State Senator Rodney Ellis, and Solicitor General James Ho. These attorneys were honored at a luncheon on October 23 at the Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. The keynote luncheon speaker was Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson.
“There is no doubt that the 25 attorneys honored have made significant contributions to law and lawyering in Texas. They write the laws that shape our state; stand up for the powerless; guide powerful corporations; and extend a helping hand to the next generation of attorneys,” said Colleen McGushin, editor in chief of Texas Lawyer.
What makes the 25 honorees extraordinary? In a word: impact. The Texas Lawyer editorial department began the six-month selection process by asking readers to nominate attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas who have had an impact in the state on firms, government, nonprofits, academia and/or the corporate world within the past five years (judges were not eligible). The Texas Lawyer initially received nearly 400 nominations, and then conducted its own research to arrive at the list of 25 influential lawyers.