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

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 for the Houston metropolitan area for excellence in admiralty and maritime law and was ranked in this same category for the Chicago and New Orleans metro areas. In addition, SBSB Eastham was also recognized among the top law firms in the Houston metro area for insurance law. 

Firms that earn a place on the annual Best Law Firms list are put through a rigorous selection process that includes client ratings, peer reviews from other top attorneys and firms in the same practice area, and an assessment of information provided by law firms during the submission process. 

“It’s always good to be recognized for doing good work,” said firm founder and managing partner John L. Schouest. “However, we take a special sense of pride in getting this honor because it highlights the entire team we have built at SBSB Eastham.” 

The firms selected must have at least one attorney currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America, one of the most prestigious guides of legal professionals in the country. Just 5 percent of the top private practicing lawyers make the list each year. SBSB Eastham had six partners in the most recent guide: Mr. Schouest, Limor Ben-Maier,Robert Klawetter,Christina Schovajsa, Kelly Haas, and Richard Cozad. 

Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review listings of attorneys and firms in the legal profession, providing trusted background and rankings on lawyers from dozens of countries in all practice areas for more than four decades. To view the complete list of Best Law Firms for 2023, visit