New SBSB Eastham Dallas Office Featured in Law360 Pulse

July 1, 2024

SBSB Eastham’s new Dallas office and its six new Dallas partners have been featured in Law360 Pulse. The article, “Schouest Bamdas Opens Dallas Office With 6-Partner Hire,” highlights the launch of the new North Texas office and its important role. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Launches Dallas Office with New Six-Partner Team 

June 20, 2024

Defense powerhouse dives deeper into the heart of Texas  Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is expanding in Texas. The firm announced today it is opening a new office in Dallas and welcoming six new partners to. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Grows Litigation Team with Addition of Two New Partners 

May 30, 2024

Doug Wheat and Amanda Farley will join the firm’s Houston office  Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is pleased to announce it is growing its team of litigators with the addition of two new partners. Doug Wheat. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Ranks in The Law360 400 for the First Time Amidst Growth Period

May 28, 2024

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is pleased to announce that it has achieved ranking in the 2024 edition of The Law360 400. The ranking marks the first appearance for SBSB Eastham on the list, which features. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Companies to Work For 

April 4, 2024

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report has included the firm in its Best Companies to Work for: Law Firms list. SBSB Eastham was rated among the nation’s. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Partners Carra Miller and Craig Stocker Named Texas Rising Stars

March 22, 2024

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is pleased to announce that partners Carra Miller and Craig Stocker have been named to the 2024 list of Texas Rising Stars, an award which honors the top 2.5 percent of. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Celebrates Ninth Anniversary

February 19, 2024

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is celebrating its ninth anniversary. Founded in Houston in 2015, SBSB Eastham has become a leader in admiralty and maritime law, among other areas. Firm lawyers have decades of experience handling. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Wins Take-Nothing Judgment in 8-Figure Traumatic Brain Injury Trial

February 6, 2024

Netherlands-based company exonerated after two-week trial over worker’s injuries HOUSTON – Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) has secured a defense victory for a Netherlands-based company sued by a longshore employee who claimed damages well into eight. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Receives Top-Tier National Ranking by Best Law Firms

November 2, 2023

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms by The Best Lawyers in America, one of the most revered rankings of exceptional law. . .  READ MORE

Five SBSB Eastham Partners Honored Among the Top 500 Leading Litigators in the Nation

October 11, 2023

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) celebrates the listing of five firm partners to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America for 2024.   Honorees include name partners John Schouest and Limor Ben-Maier. Partners Susan Noe Wilson, Richard Cozad, and Kelly Haas. . .  READ MORE

Five SBSB Eastham Partners Named to 2023 Texas Super Lawyers List

September 19, 2023

Five Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) partners, including managing partner John Schouest, have been selected to the 2023 edition of Texas Super Lawyers. Mr. Schouest and partners Kelly Haas and Robert Klawetter were recognized for their work in transportation/maritime law, partner Susan Noe Wilson was. . .  READ MORE

Seven SBSB Eastham Attorneys Earn Recognition in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

August 17, 2023

Seven SBSB Eastham attorneys have been named to the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the country’s oldest and most revered legal guides. This year’s SBSB Eastham honorees include firm founder John Schouest and partners Limor. . .  READ MORE

Supreme Court of Texas: Noneconomic Damages Must be Supported by Evidence and Not Unsubstantiated Anchors

June 20, 2023

On Friday, June 16, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an opinion addressing how a noneconomic damages award must be supported. This opinion requires that plaintiffs establish evidence not only to justify a mental anguish award, but also evidence that. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Partners Elected to Board of Directors for Corpus Christi International Seamen’s Center

May 3, 2023

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is pleased to announce that partners Carra Miller and Thomas Deen have been elected to the Board of Directors for the Corpus Christi International Seamen’s Center (CCISC).   Established in 1974, the. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Strengthens Litigation Team with Addition of Attorneys David Merkley and Sarah Clinton Jones

March 22, 2023

Veteran trial lawyers join the firm as partners in its Houston office   Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is bringing additional firepower to its team of litigators with the addition of veteran trial lawyers David Merkley and. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Partners Craig Stocker and Carra Miller Named to 2023 List of Texas Rising Stars

March 22, 2023

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is pleased to announce that partners Craig Stocker and Carra Miller have been named to the 2023 list of Texas Rising Stars, an exclusive listing of the state’s top lawyers under. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Promotes Colten Chapman, Samantha Kaplan, and Melissa Miller to Partner

January 31, 2023

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is pleased to announce that Colten Chapman, Samantha Kaplan, and Melissa Miller have been elevated to partner. This year’s new partner class spans three different firm offices – Houston, Chicago, and. . .  READ MORE

Partner Carra Miller Interviewed in Texas Bar Journal

November 11, 2022

SBSB Eastham partner Carra Miller was recently interviewed by the Texas Bar Journal. In the latest State Bar Director Spotlight, Carra discusses what she loves about admiralty & maritime law and why she believes working as an attorney is so. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Earns Repeat Best Law Firms Honors by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America 

November 4, 2022

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) has earned multiple placements on the 2023 list of Best Law Firms, organized by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. The firm received top-tier rankings both nationally and. . .  READ MORE

Four SBSB Eastham Partners Named to 2022 List of Texas Super Lawyers 

September 21, 2022

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is pleased to announce that four firm partners have been named to the 2022 list of Texas Super Lawyers, a legal guide that recognizes only the top attorneys in the state. . . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Joins Kaylen’s Fight Annual Golf Tournament

September 14, 2022

  On Saturday, September 10th, members of our firm had the opportunity to participate in the second annual Kaylen’s Fight Golf Tournament. Kaylen’s Fight is a nonprofit organization that’s close to many of us at SBSB Eastham. Established in 2018. . .  READ MORE

Six SBSB Law Partners Named Among the Top Admiralty and Maritime Lawyers by Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2022

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, BenMaier & Eastham PLLC (SBSB Eastham) is pleased to announce that six partners have been named to the 2023 list of Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most respected legal listings in the country.. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Law and Eastham Joining Forces to Create Legal Powerhouse: SBSB Eastham

March 8, 2022

A new era has begun. SBSB Law and Eastham, Watson, Dale & Forney – two of the most highly respected law firms in the country – are pleased to announce they have finalized a merger. The merger combines Eastham’s renowned. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Welcomes Veteran Trial Lawyer Daryl Daigle as Partner in Firm’s New Orleans Office 

February 24, 2022

SBSB Eastham is pleased to welcome veteran trial lawyer Daryl Daigle to the firm as a partner in our New Orleans office. With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Daigle bolsters the firm’s already robust transportation and maritime practice. . . .  READ MORE

Two SBSB Eastham Lawyers Earn Recognition on Louisiana Super Lawyers List

January 12, 2022

Richard Cozad and Jonathan Tweedy, two partners from the New Orleans office of SBSB Eastham, have been selected to Thomson Reuters’ 2022 list of Louisiana’s top legal talent. Mr. Cozad has earned recognition as a Louisiana Super Lawyer, while Mr.. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Featured in Texas Lawyer on Opening of New Corpus Christi Office

December 10, 2021

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC has been featured in Texas Lawyer on the announcement of the firm’s new Corpus Christi office. The article, “Houston’s Schouest Bamdas Opens Up Shop in Corpus Christi” (subscription required), discusses SBSB Eastham’s intent to. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Featured in Law360 on Firm’s New Corpus Christi Office

December 10, 2021

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC was recently featured in Law360 in an article on the firm’s expansion into Corpus Christi, Texas. In the article, “Maritime Firm Schouest Bamdas Opens Corpus Christi Office,” (subscription required), SBSB Eastham Partner Susan Noe. . .  READ MORE

Three SBSB Eastham Attorneys Speak at WCI Annual Conference

December 2, 2021

The Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) Annual Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida on December 12-15. This year, three SBSB Eastham attorneys will be there to speak on a variety of topics. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1:00-4:00pm & Wednesday, Dec. 15,. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Opens New Office in Corpus Christi, Growing Already Robust Admiralty and Maritime Practice

November 17, 2021

SBSB Eastham, is pleased to announce the opening of its new law office in Corpus Christi. The addition will allow the firm to focus on growing its already robust Admiralty and Maritime practice and expand its depth of services in. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Secures Seventh Consecutive Best Law Firm Honors from US News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America

November 4, 2021

Houston-based firm ranked in insurance and admiralty & maritime law HOUSTON – Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC or SBSB Eastham has again been ranked among the leading law firms for admiralty & maritime law, earning a place on the. . .  READ MORE

Three SBSB Eastham Lawyers Earn Repeat Placement on Texas Super Lawyers List

November 2, 2021

HOUSTON – Three partners from the Houston office of SBSB Eastham, John L. Schouest, Kelly M. Haas, and Susan Noe Wilson, have earned selection to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers guide, a widely respected peer-review listing of top attorneys. Less than 5 percent. . .  READ MORE

Seasoned Maritime Lawyer Elton Foster Joins SBSB Eastham  

April 29, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – SBSB Eastham is pleased to announce the addition of veteran maritime lawyer Elton Foster to its New Orleans office. As partner, Mr. Foster will utilize his more than 30 years of industry experience to assist clients and deepen the firm’s premiere bench of maritime attorneys.    “Mr.. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Trial Lawyer Craig Stocker Selected to Texas Rising Stars

March 23, 2021

HOUSTON – For the fourth consecutive year, Houston attorney Craig Stocker of SBSB Eastham has been named to the Texas Rising Stars list of top young lawyers. Recognized for his work in civil litigation: defense, Mr. Stocker joins an exclusive. . .  READ MORE

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC Prevails in Delayed- Onset PTSD Claim

March 10, 2021

HOUSTON – SBSB Eastham attorneys Kimberly Rahn and Melissa Anderson secured a significant defense victory for their client after an administrative law judge for the U.S Department of Labor issued an order granting a favorable Motion for Partial Summary Decision. . .  READ MORE

John L. Schouest of SBSB Eastham Named a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by The Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2020

HOUSTON – John L. Schouest, firm founder of Houston-based SBSB Eastham, has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in admiralty and maritime law by The Best Lawyers in America. This honor is awarded to individual lawyers. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Attorneys Volunteer at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

November 16, 2018

SBSB Eastham Associates Colten Chapman and Mitch Ford volunteered with the GovCon Team of Willis Towers Watson for a day of giving back at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery to help maintain and beautify the resting place of our fallen. . .  READ MORE

Join us for the 2018 Orlando Longshore/DBA Breakout Expanded 2 Day Program

August 22, 2018

This year’s program again takes place at the Orlando World Center Marriott and will have national speakers including top attorneys and experts in the industry, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges,. . .  READ MORE

Success at the FWCI Longshore Breakout

August 22, 2018

Great turnout at FWCI Longshore Breakout! Thank you to the US Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges and Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs for donating your time, talent and participation in today’s conference. Thank you also to the. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Expands Firm Expertise and Services

August 1, 2018

Houston, Texas (August 1, 2018) The law firm of Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea and BenMaier P.L.L.C. (SBSB Eastham) continues to add senior level resources and has made the acquisition of New Orleans firm McAlpine and Cozad effective August 1, 2018. Michael McAlpine,. . .  READ MORE

SBSB Eastham Litigation Team Secures A Significant Win

July 20, 2018

The SBSB Eastham Litigation team secured yet another significant win in Houston federal court. This time a declaratory judgment action brought against firm clients Teichman Group, LLC and T&T Offshore, Inc. was dismissed by Southern District Chief Judge Lee H. Rosenthal.. . .  READ MORE

Congratulations to our newest SBSB Eastham Partners!

April 14, 2017

We are very proud to announce that Kent Rogers and Dana Ladner have both been promoted to Partners at SBSB Eastham.​ SBSB Eastham is committed to helping young attorneys develop into leaders within our firm and in the legal community.. . .  READ MORE

Craig Stocker, Associate in the Houston Office, Named as Rising Star

March 23, 2017

SBSB Eastham is pleased to announce that Craig Stocker, an associate in the Houston office, has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list. The April 2017 issue of Texas Monthly Texas Super Lawyers®– is a Thomson. . .  READ MORE

John R. Walker, Partner in the Houston Office, Invited to Present Mock Oral Argument at the Loyola Longshore Conference In New Orleans

February 17, 2017

Houston partner, John R. Walker, has been invited to present a mock oral argument at the Loyola Longshore Conference in New Orleans. The mock oral argument will present a hypothetical case involving longshore sites and status. John will represent the employer and. . .  READ MORE

Eric J. Stockel, Partner in the Boca Raton Office, Selected as one of Florida’s “Top Lawyers” for 2016-17

August 16, 2016

Having been featured for several years as one of the “Top Up & Comers” by the South Florida Legal Guide, Eric J. Stockel has been selected as one of Florida’s “Top Lawyers” for 2016-17 by the legal publication. A graduate. . .  READ MORE