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Texas Lawyer congratulates the 20 young lawyers chosen as its 2016 Lawyers on the Rise.

Our editorial department reviewed more than 100 nominations of attorneys 40 and under who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.

Below is the list of the 2016 On the Rise honorees:

1. Jonathan R. Childers, partner, Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, Dallas

2. Francisco “Cisco” Rivero, partner, Reed Smith, Houston

3. Mehgan Wichuk, general counsel, Seadrill Americas Inc., Houston

4. Richard D. Salgado, partner, Dentons, Dallas

5. Avery Carson, senior attorney, Marathon Oil Co., Houston

6. Jennise Stubbs, partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Houston

7. Jennifer Dulay Mizulski, attorney, Quan Law Group, Houston

8. David C. Schulte, partner, Thompson & Knight, Dallas

9. Jacob Cortez Esparza, partner, Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown, Houston

10. Christopher R. May, partner, Simpson Thacher, Houston

11. Jason G. Cohen, partner, Bracewell, Houston

12. Jason D. Cassady, principal, Caldwell Cassady & Curry, Dallas

13. Aaron Streett, partner, Baker Botts, Houston

14. Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Austin

15. Mackenzie Martin, partner, Baker McKenzie, Dallas

16. Michelle A. Reed, partner, Akin Gump, Dallas

17. Brian Walker, owner, Walker Law Firm, Fort Worth

18. Gabriel J. Salinas, associate, Mayer Brown, Houston

19. Ramez Shamieh, managing partner, Shamieh Law, Dallas

20. Brittany Hightower, senior attorney, Texas Advocacy Project, Austin

Profiles of all our Lawyers on the Rise will appear in the September issue of Texas Lawyer magazine, and an event honoring their accomplishments will be held Sept. 13 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.

Congratulations again to the amazing lawyers selected.