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

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 of the state’s attorneys are named each year.

Firm founder Mr. Schouest has been practicing for more than 30 years and is regarded as one of the nation’s top maritime law practitioners. His proficiency in addressing the complex legal issues facing the transportation and maritime industries is reflected in his selection to the Texas Super Lawyers listing every year since 2013.

Ms. Haas is honored for her work in transportation and maritime law. Her placement on the 2021 list marks her sixth time to be recognized. She was previously selected to the companion Rising Stars list twice. Ms. Haas focuses her practice on the areas of admiralty and maritime law and energy-related litigation matters in both state and federal courts.

Selected among Texas Super Lawyers honorees for a sixth consecutive time, Ms. Noe Wilson is recognized for her personal injury defense work. She maintains significant experience in the defense of maritime personal injury claims in the U.S. Gulf Coast oil industry, as well as extensive experience in insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation for maritime and energy-related insurance policies.

Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, profiles the leading lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of professional achievement. The selection process relies on peer nominations, evaluations and third-party research. The full list will be published in Texas Monthly and the Texas issue of Super Lawyers magazine in October. To see the list visit

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC or SBSB Eastham is a group of experienced attorneys who have come together to form a law firm focused on client needs. The firm’s goal is to be the go-to resource at every stage of the legal process, bringing deeper experience, deeper commitment and deeper insights to help solve the most complex issues. In consultation or in the courtroom, the firm will aggressively pursue a client’s best interests. SBSB Eastham attorneys are just great people who also happen to be great lawyers. For more information about the firm and its team of attorneys, visit