Shawn Tuma, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Partner at Scheef & Stone, L.L.P., has earned selection to D Magazine’s 2016 listing of the Best Lawyers in Dallas based on his expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection where he was one of only eleven lawyers selected for the Digital Information Law category.
Here is Shawn’s individual listing. Shawn was also named as one of the top Intellectual Property Litigation Attorneys in Texas for 2015 by Texas Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyers 2016 list has not yet been released for publication.
D Magazine describes the selection process as follows:
To compile our list of the best 687 lawyers in Dallas, we asked lawyers with a valid Texas Bar number to nominate two lawyers outside their firm and one within their firm across all voting categories, keeping the following question in mind: “Which Dallas lawyers, of those whose work you have witnessed firsthand, would you rank among the current best? Answers may include co-counsel, lawyers you have observed in court, and opposing counsel.” After we tallied the votes, a panel of eminent lawyers met with our editors to evaluate the Best Lawyers in Dallas 2016 list. Self-nominations were not counted. The panel’s anonymity was assured to allow the lawyers to speak freely about issues regarding their peers that would be known only to the legal community. Voting was conducted exclusively at dmagazine.com. After this list was completed, we turned a copy over to our sales staff. The sales department cannot add to or subtract from the list. They in turn offer full-profile advertisements to the winners. The editors have no idea who purchases these ads, which are found in a special advertising section somewhere else in the magazine. If lawyers decline to buy an ad, they are still listed. No one can buy an ad in the special section unless he or she is included in this list.