Seven Macdonald Devin Attorneys Selected to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers List

Macdonald Devin is proud to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys were once again recognized by their peers and colleagues for their legal excellence, achievements, and professionalism.

The 2018 list of Texas Super Lawyers, comprised of no more than five percent of all attorneys in the state, includes among its ranks the following Macdonald Devin lawyers who are representative of the firm’s commitment to providing sophisticated and innovative counsel:


Clayton E. Devin – Business Litigation. For the 14th year in a row, Clayton Devin is being honored with inclusion on the Texas Super Lawyers list. Clayton is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has served as president of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.  He has received accolades from his peers and colleagues for his litigation skills and successes, including being named a Texas Trial Legend by the Dallas Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section in 2017.

Sean W. Fleming – Business Litigation. A seasoned and skilled trial lawyer with extensive experience representing corporate and individual clients in a wide range of large and complex matters, firm shareholder Sean Fleming has been repeatedly recognized by his peers for his business litigation success. In addition to this year’s honor, Sean has previously appeared on both the Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Rising Stars lists.

Amy S. Harris – Appellate Practice. This is Macdonald Devin shareholder Amy Harris’ 14th straight appearance on the Texas Super Lawyers list. Amy represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, primarily in insurance defense litigation and insurance coverage matters. She has also been previously honored as one of the state’s Top 50 Women Lawyers by Super Lawyers.

John S. Kenefick – Construction Litigation. For over 25 years, firm shareholder John Kenefick has successfully represented builders, contractors, product manufacturers, distributors and other business entities in negotiation, arbitration and litigation involving commercial matters and personal injury cases. John’s inclusion on this year’s Texas Super Lawyers list is his 12th time being so honored.

David M. Macdonald – Civil Litigation: Defense. David Macdonald is making his 13th appearance on the Texas Super Lawyers list, adding to his already impressive collection of accolades and awards. With a wealth of experience and a well-earned reputation for strategic and successful advocacy, David provides robust litigation defense to clients in a wide range of industries.

Patrick F. Madden – Civil Litigation: Defense. Firm shareholder Patrick Madden’s sound counsel and well-honed advocacy skills have earned him the trust of clients and respect of his peers who honored him with inclusion on this year’s Texas Super Lawyers list. His AV-Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and his consistent inclusion on the Texas Super Lawyers list and similar rolls of outstanding lawyers are a testament to his record of exceptional representation.

Bryan G. Rutherford – Appellate Practice. Making his 5th straight appearance on the list of Texas Super Lawyers, firm shareholder Bryan Rutherford focuses his civil appellate practice on matters arising from commercial disputes, first-party insurance litigation, construction litigation, oil and gas litigation, and nursing home litigation.

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 that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

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