Firm Highlights

2023 Texas Super Lawyers:

GERMER PLLC’s Recent Recognition:

  • Texas Lawyer Magazine recently released its Top 100 List of the largest law firms in Texas. GERMER, PLLC is proud to be listed as the 35th (tied) largest firm in Texas and the 6th largest firm practicing exclusively in Texas.

Karen Bennett’s Recent Recognition:

  • Karen Bennett was recently awarded the 2023 Ken W. Lewis Professionalism Award by the Jefferson County Bar Association.

2023 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars:

  • Germer, PLLC congratulates the following attorneys for being named Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, a Thompson Reuters publication, for 2023:

CJ Rejda-Ponce’s Recent Presentation:

  • CJ Rejda-Ponce recently spoke at the CenterForce Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Summit in Houston. The firm was a sponsor to the event, attended by 200+ in-house counsel and 30+ industry speakers, bridging the gap between our differences and transforming workplace obstacles into opportunities. For further information about the event and presentation, see

The Following Attorneys Have Been Elected Principals in the Firm:

Samantha Jeffers’s Recent Recognition:

  • Samantha Jeffers has been selected as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney by The National Black Lawyers, a prestigious organization composed of some of the most successful and influential attorneys across the United States with reputations of providing excellent legal representation in their respective practice areas.

Nadine Ona’s Recent Recognition’s:

  • Nadine Ona has been elected as the Texas Young Lawyer’s Association Director for Region 7 for 2023.
  • Nadine Ona was recently recognized as a Top 40 Professional Under 40 for 2022 by Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization.
  • She chairs the annual Region V Mock trial tournament, where she spends several hours a year outside of the office preparing and hosting a tournament and coordinating visiting judges and volunteers to put on a tournament for area high school teams to compete to hone their oral argument skills as future litigators.

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

Jason Hughes’s Recent Presentations:

  • Jason Hughes recently presented instruction on “Trial Testimony and the Importance of Report Writing” to the Lamar Institute of Technology’s Basic Emergency Medical Technician Academy.
  • 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.

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’s 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 serves as the Immediate Past President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

Jefferson County Bar Association:

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

Collin Shellenberger, Toby Nash, Jason Hughes, Rett Holidy, Valerie Lewis, and Nadine Ona Become Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation:

  • Collin and Toby recently became Sustaining Life Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
  • Jason, Rett, Valerie, and Nadine 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.


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