A Powerful Voice for Business

ENOCH KEVER's team of experienced business counselors and advocates are a powerful voice in today’s ever–changing legal and business environment. Whether the setting is the negotiating table, a legislative body, a regulatory agency, or a court, our diverse experience as corporate counsel, in public service and in private practice, has prepared us to be your advocates.
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At the Intersection of Business & Government

Every business is affected by some form of government regulation—some more than others. Many are extensively regulated and scrutinized in their day-to-day operations. The intersection of business and government is where ENOCH KEVER helps their clients understand and navigate that intersection to realize their goals.

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Featured Attorneys

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Andrew Kever

Andy Kever brings to his clients broad experience in regulatory, legislative, and corporate matters. For many years he has been recognized as a leading advocate and counselor for the electric and communication industries. For over 40 years, he has represented a variety of competitive and regulated electric and telecommunication interests, including large regulated electric utilities.

Andrew Kever
Senior Counsel

Vincent M. Paladini

Vin Paladini handles legal, regulatory, and policy matters affecting a wide variety of communications service providers and technologies. His extensive experience as in-house counsel, in private practice and in government, enables him to advise and represent clients on state, federal, and international legal and regulatory issues involving VoIP, telecommunications, Internet, cable, satellite, submarine, wireless, and encryption technologies.

Vincent M. Paladini
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Robin A. Casey

Robin A. Casey focuses her practice on regulatory and legislative issues affecting the communications and cable industries. She has extensive experience in representing communications providers on competitive and policy issues, and counsels them on state and federal laws and regulations affecting their businesses.

Robin A. Casey
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Kirk D. Rasmussen

Kirk Rasmussen advises private and public business organizations regarding state and federal energy and regulatory matters. His practice covers the breadth of the administrative process, including contested case proceedings, compliance counseling, licensing matters, rulemakings, appeals of agency decisions, and the myriad issues associated with owning, operating or transferring assets within a regulated market.

Kirk D. Rasmussen
Associate

Paula K. Lear

Paula Lear focuses her practice on representing businesses in civil trial and appellate litigation. Specializing in written advocacy, she has served as trial and appellate counsel in disputes involving the commercial, corporate and insurance sectors. Before joining Enoch Kever, Paula served as Staff Attorney for Justice Bob Pemberton at the Third Court of Appeals.

Paula K. Lear
Of Counsel

John J. Vay

John J. Vay manages a wide variety of regulatory, transactional, litigation, and legislative matters at the local, state, and federal levels, primarily in the areas of environmental, natural resources, water, and utility law. He represents and counsels clients in various regulatory proceedings, in commercial business, real estate and transactional matters, and in administrative and civil litigation in state and federal district courts.

John J. Vay
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Amy Leila (Saberian) Prueger

Amy Prueger focuses on appellate, commercial, and regulatory litigation. Having clerked for the Texas Supreme Court and worked in large specialty-practice law firms, she has vast experience representing clients in business disputes and protecting them in the event of appeal.

Amy Leila (Saberian) Prueger
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Mandy J. Kimbrough

Mandy Kimbrough draws on extensive expertise to counsel clients on the complex rules governing the Texas wholesale and retail electricity markets. She represents numerous power generation companies, wholesale market participants and retail sellers of electricity in contested cases, rulemakings and projects before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, advising them on ERCOT regulatory compliance issues that would affect their mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases, and other transactions.

Mandy J. Kimbrough
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Rodman C. Johnson

Rod Johnson has extensive experience in environmental, health and safety matters related to permitting, compliance, enforcement, auditing, due diligence, rulemaking and legislative initiatives. He addresses air quality new source review and Title V operating permit issues before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and has represented clients on compliance and enforcement activities before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Rodman C. Johnson
Senior Counsel

Craig Bennett

Craig Bennett specializes in administrative and regulatory law, counseling clients on a broad range of matters including compliance, enforcement, litigation, and judicial review of administrative agency decisions.

Craig Bennett
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Shelby L. O’Brien

Shelby O'Brien is a Board Certified Civil Appellate attorney who litigates at the trial and appellate levels. Insight she gained as a staff attorney for the Texas Supreme Court now enables her to better serve clients in their disputes before the courts. As a former attorney for the Texas Legislative Council, Shelby also assists clients in policy matters by researching and drafting legislation and legislative memoranda.

Shelby L. O’Brien
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Susan C. Gentz

Susan C. Gentz focuses on the business side of administrative law, serving both national and regional telecommunications, cable, and wireless industry clients in contract negotiations and development. She has litigated numerous contested cases and led rulemaking proceedings before several state commissions.

Susan C. Gentz
Of Counsel

Michael S. Truesdale

Mike is an appellate lawyer with extensive experience in prosecuting and defending appeals on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. In trial courts, he focuses on error identification and briefing/arguing issues with appellate implications. He has worked on numerous cases before the Texas Supreme Court and handled appeals in nearly all Texas intermediate appellate courts. Mike has led appeals in other states’ courts and in the Federal, Fifth, and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, and has authored briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Michael S. Truesdale
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Catherine Q. Morse

Catherine Morse represents national and international clients in employment law and public relations matters. She possesses deep knowledge of the legal concerns of sophisticated companies with significant community presence, having served for 10 years as legal counsel for one of the largest national semiconductor manufacturing facilities, where she managed internal legal staff and outside counsel along with the company’s relationships with trade associations, lobbyists, and public relations firms.

Catherine Q. Morse
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Katherine K. Mudge

Katherine Mudge focuses her practice on regulatory, legislative, and business issues facing providers of telecommunications, broadband, cable, wireless, and electric utility services. She advises businesses regarding government and administrative law and policy, competitive issues, right-of-way disputes, litigation at both state agency and trial court levels, and business risk management in regulated environments to help them minimize potential risk exposure.

Katherine K. Mudge
Counsel to the Firm

Martha E. Smiley

Martha Smiley has extensive experience in counseling and serving public, private, governmental, and non-profit clients and organizations. A founding member of Grande Communications, Inc., and a principal of Triad, Inc., she was named partner of a premier regional law firm specializing in serving business before government bodies.

Martha E. Smiley
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Bill Moore

Bill Moore represents numerous energy industry clients, counseling them on regulatory, environmental, business and legislative matters. He has represented a variety of competitive and regulated electric interests, including Texas's largest regulated electric utility, largest municipal utility and largest power generation and mining company

Bill Moore
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Melissa A. Lorber

Melissa Lorber represents businesses in litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, in state and federal trial courts. She regularly represents clients before the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Courts of Appeals, and has handled appellate matters before the United States Supreme Court as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Melissa A. Lorber
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Marla D. Broaddus

Marla Broaddus is an advocate and problem solver. Whether a business or individual, her goal is to serve each client in a way that meets their unique needs and goals. She is an experienced litigator, representing clients in state and federal courts in every stage of litigation, from pre-trial investigation and discovery to trial and the appellate stages. Drawing upon her experiences in litigation, she understands the goals of trial counsel and knows how to assist in presenting a compelling case while also preparing the case for the appellate stage. She has extensive experience in complex oil and gas litigation and appeals, including class action matters across the country, and she often represents individuals and companies in easement and other property disputes.

Marla D. Broaddus
Associate

Sara Berkeley Churchin

Sara Churchin is a top-rated attorney who focuses her practice on civil litigation and appellate law. Her experience includes managing a caseload in the civil appellate division of a large national law firm in a variety of practice areas, including civil defense, products liability and professional liability. Prior to entering private practice, Sara was a briefing attorney for Justice Phil Johnson of the Texas Supreme Court. She has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2018–2019.

Sara Berkeley Churchin
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Gary E. Zausmer

Gary Zausmer has over 30 years of experience in litigation and client representation in multiple areas, including fraud, misrepresentation, and contract disputes. His trial, arbitration, and appellate record includes the defense, prosecution, and favorable disposition of contract and tort cases in state and federal courts, including published decisions in favor of his clients.

Gary E. Zausmer
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John A. Menchaca

John A. Menchaca has more than 25 years of experience representing emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs in connection with debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, joint venture transactions, and general corporate law and licensing matters.

John A. Menchaca
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Craig T. Enoch

Craig T. Enoch returned to private practice after retiring from decades of service on Texas courts, where he decided complex civil matters as a Supreme Court Justice, Appellate Court Chief Justice and Trial Court Presiding Judge. Drawing on extensive knowledge of governmental workings and experience in resolving disputes, Justice Enoch assists businesses in navigating complex laws and regulations. He co-founded Enoch Kever to provide effective advocacy for businesses at their intersection with government.

Craig T. Enoch