2018 Rising Stars

Two Irelan McDaniel LLP attorneys – Jeremy T. Brown and Jacob M. Stephens – have been named to the 2018 “Texas Rising Stars” list published by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication and rating service.

“Texas Rising Stars” recognizes lawyers across more than 70 practice areas who are 40 years old or younger, or are in the first 10 years of practice. Inclusion is based on a highly selective process comprised of detailed and comprehensive peer nominations, evaluation and research – yielding only those who have both a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Just 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers in Texas are named to the list, set to be featured in the April 2018 issue of Texas Monthly.

Jeremy Brown, a Senior Counsel member of Irelan McDaniel, is a trial attorney who has worked on both sides of the docket.  Brown represents individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide in complex business litigation.  A substantial portion of his practice focuses on real estate litigation, including title disputes, landlord-tenant, construction, and disputes arising from the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate.   His business litigation experience is wide-ranging and includes multi-milliondollar antitrust litigation, oil and gas, securities, partnerships, trusts and estates, professional liability, class actions, trade secrets, non-competition, and defamation.  He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and his law degree with Honors from George Washington University in 2006.

Jacob Stephens, a Senior Counsel member of Irelan McDaniel, has extensive experience in the courtroom litigating commercial disputes in the real estate, construction, banking and insurance industries.Jacob also has extensive experience defending national and regional financial institutions, as well as private lenders and loan servicers against claims brought by consumers and borrowers under various theories of liability, including breach of contract, conversion, deceptive trade practices, fraud, negligence, wrongful foreclosure, FCRA, FDCPA, as well as a variety of Texas Uniform Commercial Code claims. Jacob earned his undergraduate in 2005 from North Central College and his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 2008.  This is Jacob’s fifth consecutive year on the “Texas Rising Stars” list.