Recognizing Excellence: 2014 Rising Stars, Bill Gardner and Jason Jung

Recognizing Excellence: 2014 Rising Stars, Bill Gardner and Jason Jung

Macdonald Devin congratulates Bill Gardner and Jason Jung on their selection as 2014 Rising Stars.

Texas Rising Stars recognizes lawyers across more than 70 practice areas who are 40 years or younger or in the first 10 years of their practice.Inclusion is based on a patented selection process comprised of detailed and comprehensive nominations, evaluation and research, yielding only those who have both a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Ultimately, no more than 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers in the state are named to the Texas Rising Stars list.

The selection process includes 12 indicators:

  • Verdicts
  • Settlements
  • Transactions
  • Representative Clients
  • Experience
  • Honors and Awards
  • Special Licenses and Certifications
  • Position within Law Firm
  • Bar or Other Professional Activity
  • Pro Bono and Community Service
  • Scholarly Lectures and Writings
  • Education and Employment Background
  • Other Outstanding Achievements

Bill Gardner is a strategic problem solver, relied upon to protect reputations, get deals done, preserve business relationships, and safeguard livelihoods. Recently, for a noted preservationist and owner of historical buildings, Bill protected nineteenth-century urban landmarks from damage caused by an encroaching demolition project through the forced negotiation of revised deconstruction methodology. Bill is currently the Director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and Director of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He is the recipient of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Keith L. Krueger Leadership Award for 2014.

Jason Jung focuses on effective, efficient representation of his clients. He has handled a wide variety of issues and has achieved success for his clients in court, mediation and working directly with opposing counsel. He recently obtained defense verdict in Parker County for a publicly-traded oilfield service company in a dispute with owner/operator of a Barnett Shale saltwater injection well seeking damages exceeding $7.7 million.