SBSB Eastham Trial Lawyer Craig Stocker Selected to Texas Rising Stars

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 list of the state’s leading lawyers under the age of 40.

The annual Texas Rising Stars guide is compiled through peer nominations and attorney-led research conducted by Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters. Less than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state of Texas are recognized each year.

“We are fortunate to have a team of sharp and dedicated attorneys at SBSB Eastham,” said firm founder and managing partner John Schouest. “We are proud to know that honors such as Texas Rising Stars come from the validation of peers and colleagues in the legal community. We congratulate Craig on receiving this award multiple years.”

A partner in SBSB Eastham’s Houston office, Mr. Stocker’s practice focuses on defending liability claims arising from the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Defense Base Act, Jones Act, and general maritime law. He also handles an active docket of first- and third-party auto liability claims.

He is a frequently published writer on topics including eminent domain, shale hydraulic fracturing waste management, and title standards. In addition, he has been a featured speaker before organizations such as the CEU Institute and Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association.

Mr. Stocker is a graduate of James Madison University and earned his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. He is an active member of the Houston Mariners Club, a nonprofit organization that is focused on furthering the knowledge of its members in areas including marine and offshore energy insurance, maritime compliance, and the risks of on and offshore drilling.

The complete listing of this year’s Texas Rising Stars appears in the April issues of Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazine. For more information, visit

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