The 2023 edition of Chambers USA features Doug Alexander, Kirsten Castañeda, Kevin Dubose, Robert Dubose, Rachel Ekery, Charlie Frazier, Marcy Hogan Greer, Wallace B. Jefferson, and Amy Warr ranked in Texas Litigation: Appellate. ADJ is one of only three firms ranked in Band 1 in Texas Litigation: Appellate this year.

The 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America lists 11 lawyers from ADJ in Appellate Practice: Alex Wilson AlbrightDoug AlexanderKirsten CastañedaKevin DuboseRobert DuboseRachel EkeryCharlie FrazierMarcy Hogan GreerWallace B. Jefferson, Melanie Plowman, and Amy Warr, In addition, Doug Alexander, Kevin Dubose and Marcy Hogan Greer are listed in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Kirsten M. Castañeda and Marcy Hogan Greer are listed in Commercial Litigation, and Hannah L. Roblyer is listed in Ones to Watch in Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation.

The 2023 edition of Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters lists 12 lawyers from ADJ in Appellate Law: Alex Wilson Albright, Doug Alexander, Bill BoyceKirsten M. Castañeda, Kevin Dubose, Robert Dubose, Rachel Ekery, Charlie Frazier, Marcy Hogan Greer, Wallace B. Jefferson, Melanie Plowman, and Amy WarrIn addition, five ADJ lawyers made specific “Top” lists: Doug Alexander (Top 100 Texas; Top 50 Central/West Texas), Kevin Dubose (Top 100 Houston), and Marcy Hogan Greer (Top 50 Central/West Texas), Wallace B. Jefferson (Top 50 Central/West Texas), and Amy Warr (Top 50 Central/West Texas; Top 50 Women).

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers ranked ADJ as a National Tier 1 firm in Appellate practice in their 2023 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Additionally, the Austin, Houston, and Dallas offices each received Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in Appellate Practice, with Austin also recognized in Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation, Dallas recognized in Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation, and Houston recognized in Tier 2 for Bet-the-Company Litigation.

Kirsten Castañeda has been selected to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2023.”

Kevin Dubose is the recipient of the 2023 Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation. The award recipients exhibit an outstanding appellate practice while maintaining a strong commitment to providing legal services for the underserved. Marcy Hogan Greer was the award recipient in 2021. 

Kevin Dubose was honored with the Texas Bar Foundation’s 2020 Lola Wright Foundation Award. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding public service in advancing and enhancing legal ethics in Texas.

Amy Warr was honored with the 2019 Frank J. Scurlock Award from the State Bar of Texas. This award, named for the first chair of the Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee, honors an attorney who has provided outstanding pro bono work.


Wallace B. Jefferson was appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to serve on the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection.

Alex Wilson Albright was recently reappointed to the Texas State Bar Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee and the Texas Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee. She was appointed co-chair of the Supreme Court’s Judicial Bypass Rules Ad Hoc Committee, and, after the final rules were published, was invited to speak to the District & County Clerks and the District Judges about the new rules. Also, new editions of her Texas Civil Procedure casebook, TEXAS COURTS: A SURVEY (Imprimatur Press), and her HANDBOOK ON TEXAS DISCOVERY PRACTICE (West Texas Practice Series)(co-authored with Charles F. Herring Jr.) were published this year.

Marcy Hogan Greer was recently appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas’ Remote Proceedings Task Force and reappointed to the Texas Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee.

Charlie Frazier was appointed Chair of the Appellate Law Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.