Munsch Hardt Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

By: Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC
Related Attorney(s): Sameer S. Karim, Nolan C. Knight, Michael (Mike) C. Lee, Amy L. Rickers, Davor Rukavina, Devon D. Sharp, Glenn P. Valentine
Mar 07, 2014

(DALLAS) Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC. (Munsch Hardt), a full service, mid-sized, commercial law firm with more than 110 attorneys and offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, proudly announces 14 lawyers from all three offices were included in the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list, as a result of their professional achievement and a high degree of peer recognition. Each year, only 2.5 percent of all lawyers in Texas are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive a spot on the Rising Stars list.

“We are honored to see the names of these 14 attorneys on this year’s Rising Stars list,” said Phil Appenzeller, CEO of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC. “We are confident the attorneys recognized will continue to exhibit Munsch Hardt’s results-driven commitment to our clients in the coming years.”

The 14 Munsch Hardt attorneys included in the 2014 Rising Stars list are listed below.

  • Derek G. Flynn (Austin) – Shareholder, Employment and Litigation Section
  • Peter Y. W. Chen (Dallas) – Associate, Business Litigation
  • Jason A. Copling (Dallas) – Shareholder, Business Litigation
  • Lea C. Dearing (Dallas) – Associate, Business Litigation
  • David R. Dotson (Dallas) – Associate, Business Litigation
  • Jon B Hyland (Dallas) – Shareholder, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Nolan C. Knight (Dallas) – Shareholder, Business Litigation
  • Michael C. Lee (Dallas) – Shareholder, Business Litigation
  • Amy. L. Rickers (Dallas) – Shareholder, Business Litigation
  • Davor Rukavina (Dallas) – Shareholder, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Devon D. Sharp (Dallas) – Associate, Business Litigation
  • Edward L. Vishnevetsky (Dallas) – Associate, Business Litigation
  • Sameer S. Karim (Houston) – Associate Business Litigation
  • Glenn P. Valentine (Houston) –  Associate, Real Estate

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

About Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC, is a Texas-based, mid-sized commercial law firm with more than 110 attorneys in Dallas, Houston and Austin. From corporate transactions to dispute resolution, Munsch Hardt provides wide-ranging legal expertise to its clients, navigating each step with in-depth knowledge and responsive action. Munsch Hardt attorneys are known for having large law firm backgrounds and providing clients with a personal and focused approach. Practice groups include all aspects of Business Litigation; Corporate and Securities; Finance; Insolvency, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights; Real Estate; Health Care; Immigration; and Labor and Employment. For more information about the Firm and its services, visit