March 8, 2017  | By Bekah Harger

Law firm McCathern, PLLC is pleased to announce that eleven attorneys from the firm’s Dallas and Houston offices have been named to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young lawyers.

McCathern’s 2017 Texas “Rising Stars” include:

McCathern Dallas: 
Arnold Shokouhi, Commercial Litigation & Banking
Stephanie M. Almeter, Civil Litigation
Brett M. Chisum, Business Litigation
Farbod Farnia, Appellate Law
Jesse Hoffman, Business/Corporate
Joseph Sampson, Insurance Litigation
Amber James, Civil Litigation
Ty Sheaks, Retail, Restaurant, & Hospitality
Eric M. Van Horn, Of Counsel Bankruptcy

McCathern Houston: 
Andrew Green, Civil Litigation
Isaac Villarreal, Business Litigation
Nicholas Zugaro, Bankruptcy

Texas Rising Stars honorees are selected based on nominations by other Texas attorneys. To be eligible, lawyers must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Less than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys are chosen for this honor. The Texas Rising Stars list is published in the April 2017 issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines.

“Congratulations to the firm’s 2017 Rising Stars as selected by Super Lawyers,” stated Partner Levi G. McCathern, II. “It is great to see our attorneys recognized for all their hard work and talents.”

About Super Lawyers 
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. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process, which results in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in their practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to

About McCathern, PLLC 
McCathern provides high-quality legal services to clients across the nation with a broad range of practice group specializations. Each of the firm’s leaders brings large-firm experience and business acumen to a smaller-firm environment of agility and efficiency. Our philosophy of improving people’s lives is implemented daily by treating clients as business partners, working together to find the solution to a dispute, or to close transactions in a diligent, cost-effective manner. McCathern’s track record has attracted an impressive clientele list, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations and high-profile organizations, to small companies and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has offices in Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles. Visit for more information.