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Adams and Reese Houston Associate Matthew Copeland, Partner Adam Massey and Special Counsel Evan Moeller have been named 2017 Texas Rising Stars® (by Thomson Reuters). Selections to the regional list of top lawyers under 40 and practicing law for 10 years or less are based on peer nominations made by more than 70,000 attorneys across the state of Texas. No more than 2.5 percent of qualifying attorneys in Texas are named to Texas Rising Stars®.

Copeland, recognized as a Rising Star® in General Litigation, joined Adams and Reese in 2015 and is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. He represents large public companies, private businesses, and individuals in various commercial disputes and tort litigation. His experience includes prosecuting and defending claims for breach of contract, fraud, and violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act as well as defending businesses against personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Massey, a Rising Star® in Civil Litigation: Defense, joined Adams and Reese in 2008 and is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation and tort litigation. Massey handles cases involving the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, fraud, computer fraud, breach of warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, exclusivity agreements and contract disputes.

Moeller, named a Rising Star® in Business Litigation, joined Adams and Reese in 2016 as Special Counsel in the Litigation Practice Group. He has tried cases to juries in both federal and state courts, representing businesses and high net-worth individuals in business litigation, energy litigation, construction litigation, financial services litigation and real estate litigation. Moeller also regularly counsels major financial institutions in developing and improving their legal order processing policies and procedures.

Attorneys named Texas Rising Stars® are evaluated based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts; settlements; transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm, bar and/or other professional activity; pro bono and community service; scholarly lectures and writings; education; employment background; and other outstanding achievements.