Firm Highlights

The Following Attorneys Have Been Elected Principals in the Firm:

2021 Texas Super Lawyers:

2022 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars:

Jason Hughes’s Recent Presentations:

  • Jason Hughes recently presented “HB19: The New Commercial Vehicle Law” to the State Bar of Texas 2022 Advanced Civil Trial Law CLE course.
  • Jason Hughes recently presented a CLE on “The Effect of SB19 on Chapter 72 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code and Commercial Motor Vehicle Cases” to the Jefferson County Bar Association.

GEMER Opens An Office in Tyler, Texas:

  • Germer PLLC is pleased to announce the opening of an office in Tyler, Texas. The new office is located at 102 N College Ave, Suite 303, Tyler, TX 75702 and may be contacted at 713.650.1313. While Germer is already established as a statewide law firm with offices in Austin, Beaumont, Houston, and San Antonio, Germer’s new Tyler office will help provide greater customized service to clients in East Texas.

Gregg Brown’s Recent Recognition:

  • Gregg Brown was recently invited to join the American College of Trial Lawyers, a preeminent organization of trial lawyers dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice.

J. Mitchell Smith Recent Publications:

  • J. Mitchell Smith recently authored an article published by Harris Martin in its Reinsurance and Arbitration Publication. In his article titled, “Addressing the Elephant in the Room,” Mr. Smith examines the broad expansion of the Texas Supreme Court’s original recognition of a “special relationship” between insurers and their insureds by the San Antonio Court of Appeals in Kenyon v. Elephant Insurance Company, LLC, 2020 WL 1540392 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2020, pet. rev. filed). The article can be found at

Christy Amuny’s Recent Recognition:

  • Christy Amuny has been sworn in as President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel for 2021-2022
  • Germer, PLLC is proud to announce that Christy Amuny was awarded the Kenneth W. Lewis Professionalism Award by the Jefferson County Bar Association during its annual Law Day ceremonies on May 7, 2021, recognizing Christy for exemplifying, by conduct and character, truly professional traits who others in the Bar admire and seek to emulate. Congratulations Christy!

Valerie Lewis’s Recent Recognition:

  • Valerie Lewis was recently recognized as a Top 40 Professional Under 40 for 2021 by Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization.

Jefferson County Bar Association:

  • Mitch Smith serves as the Immediate Past Present of the Jefferson County Bar Association.

The Following Attorneys Have Been Elected as Officers of the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association:

Collin Shellenberger, Toby Nash, Jason Hughes, and Valerie Lewis Become Life Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation:

  • Collin and Toby recently became Sustaining Life Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Jason and Valerie recently became a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
  • Only 1/3 of 1% of Texas Attorneys are invited to become members of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Contact the Attorneys at Germer PLLC for a consultation today. We provide services for clients in Beaumont, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tyler and surrounding areas.


550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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One Barton Skyway
1501 S Mopac Expy, Suite A400
Austin, TX 78746
Ph: 512.472.0288
Fax: 512.472.0721
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America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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San Antonio:

1826 North Loop 1604 West, Suite 300
San Antonio, Texas 78248
Ph: 210.640.1650
Fax: 512.472.0721
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102 N College Ave, Suite 303
Tyler, TX 75702
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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