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About Stan M. Putman, Jr.

“The right of trial by jury shall remain inviolate.”
— Texas Constitution, Article I, Sec. 15.

Stan M. Putman, the President and Managing Director of Kostura & Putman, P.C., Austin, Texas. Backed by years of experience, he focuses his practice on personal injury, estate planning, and business law. Mr. Putman is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Texas, Supreme Court of the United States of America, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Court (Eastern & Western). Mr. Putman is also an accredited mediator. He earned his Bachelor of Science in 1984 from Sam Houston State University. Subsequently, he obtained his Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1987. Mr. Putman has extensive experience as an attorney and held various positions throughout his career. He was an intern at Bruce Magness (1986 – 1987) and Bowers, Cotton & Harlan (1984 – 1987). Mr. Putman then became an Associate at Fenley & Bate (1987 – 1988) and Ford & Ventura (1989). He also represented clients as a solo practitioner between 1988 to 2003. In 2004, Mr. Putman helped create Kostura & Putman, P.C. (formerly Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C.). He conducts a statewide practice with an emphasis on trucking injury, traumatic brain injuries, personal injury, commercial litigation, business law, probate, wills, trusts and estate planning. Mr. Putman is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and Austin Bar Association. Mr. Putman also maintains professional affiliations with the American Bar Association, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, National Trial Lawyers Association and Texas Bar College.  He is recognized as a Texas Monthly Super Lawyers 2020-2021, a Top in Texas Lawyer in personal injury law, the Top 100 Registry, and as a Top 100 National Trial Lawyer. Notably, he is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Life Fellow of the Austin Bar Association. Between 1996 and 2020, Mr. Putman served in the Pro Bono College receiving recognition for over 100 hours of Pro Bono Public Service. Mr. Putman shares his time as a volunteer meal manager with Meals on Wheels of Central Texas, and previously served on the Capital Area Drug Resistance Education board of directors as President and Chairman of the Board. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities.

John Howie Spirit of Mentorship Award

On June 1st, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association honored Stan Putman with the 2021 John Howie Spirit of Mentorship award, presented by TTLA President Quentin Brogdon. The award is given annually to the attorney member who posts on our listserv consistently to provide the most guidance and information to our members.

“The Top Trial Lawyers in America”

"In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of common law.”
— Constitution of the United States, Seventh Amendment, Ratified effective December 15, 1791.

Each year, The Top 100 REGISTRY’s group of worldwide publications, recognizes certain individuals who have shown not just exemplary performance in their field, but also extraordinary dedication in their careers and in their communities. 

Stan M. Putman, Jr. is recognized as a 2020 top attorney in Texas.

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