Friday, March 06, 2020

Attorneys Emerson, Lawrence, and Tenenholtz Honored as Rising Stars


Dallas, TX (March 6, 2020) -- Cowles & Thompson, P.C. is proud to announce the recent inclusion of three attorneys to the Thomson Reuters® 2020 list of “Rising Stars.”  Shareholder Benjamin Tenenholtz, and Associates Helen Emerson and Molly Ann Lawrence were recognized March 6, 2020 as among the group of this year’s honorees in Texas.



Candidates must be either 40 years old (or younger), or in practice for 10 years or fewer.  All attorneys first go through the patented Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, then go through the Rising Stars selection process. While up to 5% of the lawyers in each state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list.


Helen Emerson
Helen Emerson is an Associate practicing primarily in the areas of civil litigation and civil appeals.  She served as a briefing attorney for the Honorable Douglas S. Lang, Fifth District Court of Appeals of Texas, 2014-15 and as a judicial intern for the Honorable John R. Roach, Jr., 296th Judicial District Court, 2012.  Helen is a cum laude graduate of the SMU Dedman School of Law and a long-time member of the Board for the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.  2020 marks her first year as a Rising Star.

Molly Ann Lawrence
Molly Ann Lawrence is an Associate in our Commercial/Business Litigation practice.  Her experience includes work related to commercial litigation and personal injury matters, and her experience includes breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, DTPA, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition.  A graduate of the Louisiana State University Herbert Law Center, she volunteers with Buckner International, Watermark Community Church, and The Village Church.  This is her second year for the Rising Stars honor.


Benjamin Tenenholtz
Ben Tenenholtz is a Shareholder and practices in the firm’s Commercial/Business Litigation, Construction, Corporate and Business, and Real Estate / Real Estate Finance sections. He has represented businesses and individuals in a variety of complex matters both on the plaintiff's side and the defense side.  He earned his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law and is a regular speaker.  This is Ben’s third year for the Rising Stars honor, and he was also recently recognized by D Magazine for inclusion to its 2020 list of “Best Lawyers Under 40”.


Cowles and Thompson
Cowles and Thompson, P.C. is a full-service law firm with offices in Dallas and Plano, Texas.  Established in 1978, the firm has long served the Dallas-Fort Worth region, Texas, and the nation.  Cowles and Thompson attorneys strive to provide effective, creative, efficient solutions for their clients’ most complex problems, including critical litigation and appeals, employment, business formation and transactions, creditor’s rights and family law.


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