Three Firm Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

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Waters & Kraus Attorneys are celebrated for their work.

Dallas attorneys Erin Wood, Patrick Wigle, and Christopher Johnson have been named for inclusion on the Texas Rising Stars list. Mr. Wigle has also been selected to appear on the list of Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars. The lists will be featured in both April 2018 issues of the Texas Super Lawyers Magazine – Rising Stars Edition published by Thomson Reuters and Texas Monthly magazine.

The Rising Stars list is created annually on a state-by-state basis. Attorneys are recognized through a multi-phase process and evaluated based on professional achievement and peer recognition. This honor is reserved for only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys practicing in the state of Texas who are 40 years old or younger or those who have been practicing for less than 10 years. The Top 100 Up-and-Coming list takes this exclusivity one step further, featuring selected Rising Stars attorneys with the most total points earned in the evaluation process.

About Erin Wood

Earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law, Erin Wood focuses her practice on asbestos, medical device, and transvaginal mesh litigation, as well as personal injury, product liability, and toxic tort cases. Ms. Wood holds admission to the Texas State Bar, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. She is also accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ms. Wood is a member of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, an invitation-only honor, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Junior League of Dallas.

About Patrick Wigle

Patrick Wigle, Waters Kraus & PaulPatrick Wigle graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with his bachelor’s degree and was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. His practice focuses on representing plaintiffs involved in asbestos, product liability, and toxic tort cases. Mr. Wigle holds admission to the State Bar of Texas, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. In addition, Mr. Wigle is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and is a fellow for the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Wigle has been selected for the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list each year since 2013 and has been recognized on the Texas Super Lawyers Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Lawyers list in 2017 and 2018.

About Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson, Waters Kraus & PaulChristopher Johnson represents plaintiffs in personal injury, product liability, and toxic tort cases, as well as people who are dealing with mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Johnson has been admitted to the Texas State Bar as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Dallas Asian American Bar Association, the Dallas Association of Young Trial Lawyers, as well as the Dallas Bar Association.

About Waters & Kraus, LLP

Waters & Kraus is a mid-sized plaintiffs’ firm that litigates cases across the U.S., having represented clients from all 50 states. The attorneys at the firm have experience in many different practice areas, including asbestos, benzene exposure, birth defects caused by toxic exposures, drug and medical device injuries, and qui tam whistleblower cases. Respected across the country, Waters & Kraus fights for justice for those who have been injured by the malpractice or negligence of corporations. Email us or call 800.226.9880 to speak with an experienced attorney at Waters & Kraus to see how we can assist you with your potential lawsuit and help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

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