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

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.

This year’s honorees include firm founder John Schouest, and partners Limor Ben-Maier, Robert Klawetter, Christina Schovajsa, Richard Cozad, and Kelly Haas. All have been recognized for their work in Admiralty and Maritime Law.

This is Mr. Schouest’s 16TH year to be recognized by Best Lawyers. In 2021, he was honored as a Houston “Lawyer of the Year” in Admiralty and Maritime Law. Mr. Klawetter received the same honor in 2020.

The 2023 Best Lawyers recognition comes during what has been a monumental year for SBSB Eastham. In March 2022, SBSB merged with Eastham, Watson, Dale & Forney, LLP to create legal powerhouse SBSB Eastham. SBSB Eastham then joined forces with the Bale Law Firm four months later in June.

“To have this many of our partners honored by Best Lawyers really adds to what has already been an incredible year for our firm,” said Mr. Schouest. “Add to that the fact that these honors are based on feedback from our peers and colleagues. That’s icing on the cake, and confirmation we are absolutely on the right path.”

Best Lawyers recognition is based on peer review and extensive editorial research. Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by current Best Lawyers honorees working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Those who receive high peer reviews then undergo Best Lawyers’ thorough vetting process.  To read more about SBSB Eastham’s Best Lawyers honorees, visit: