All chart information is as of Jan. 1, 2008. The lawyer numbers are for lawyers in the firms’ Texas offices. Some firms do not differentiate between equity and non-equity partners, while some firms do differentiate but decline to share that information. For those firms that did report the number of equity and non-equity partners, the equity partners are indicated in parentheses. The Texas lawyer numbers read as follows: total lawyers; total partners or shareholders (number of equity partners or shareholders); associates; of counsel; and other lawyers. Firms based outside Texas listed the managing partner for their primary Texas location.
– compiled by Jeanne Graham
Rank Firm Main Texas Address Phone Texas Lawyers Managing Partner Offices Main Practice Areas Representative Clients
1 Fulbright & Jaworski Fulbright Tower, 1301 McKinney, Suite 5100, Houston 77010 (713) 651-5151 582/236/263/0/87 Stephen B. Pfeiffer Austin (86); Beijing (3); Dallas (152); Denver (3); Dubai, United Arab Emirates (8); Hong Kong (9); Houston (284); London (23); Los Angeles (73); Minneapolis (23); Munich (3); New York (121); Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (4); St. Louis (6); San Antonio (60); Washington, D.C. (90); firmwide (948) litigation, corporate, intellectual property Baylor College of Medicine; Memorial Hermann Hospital System; Shell Oil Co.; GlaxoSmithKline; Rent-A-Center Inc.; Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
2 Vinson & Elkins First City Tower, 1001 Fannin St., Suite 2300, Houston 77002 (713) 758-2222 540/217/286/30/7 Joseph C. Dilg Austin (94); Beijing/Shanghai, China (10); Dallas (135); Abu Dhabi/Dubai, United Arab Emirates (10); Hong Kong (5); Houston (311); London (24); Moscow (4); New York (50); Tokyo (2) Washington, D.C. (87); firmwide (732) business and international, litigation, corporate Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.; TPG Partners; Dell Inc.; Blockbuster Inc.; Spectra Energy Corp.
3 Baker Botts 910 Louisiana St., One Shell Plaza, Houston 77002 (713) 229-1234 535/190 (139 are equity)/309/3/33 Walter J. Smith Austin (70); Beijing (1); Dallas (172); Dubai, United Arab Emirates (11); Hong Kong (8); Houston (293); London (21); Moscow (9); New York (79); Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (4); Washington, D.C. (128); firmwide (796) litigation, corporate, intellectual property Abbott Laboratories; Halliburton Co.; ASARCO; AstraZeneca; Hines Interests LP
4 Haynes and Boone 901 Main St., Suite 3100, Dallas 75202 (214) 651-5000 418/175 (167 are equity)/186/57/0 Robert E. Wilson Austin (23); Dallas (204); Fort Worth (22); Houston (115); Mexico City (16); Moscow (2); New York (22); Richardson (36); San Antonio (18); Washington, D.C. (18); firmwide (476) litigation, corporate, intellectual property Bank of America; AMR Corp.; Shell Oil Co.; Hillwood; Trinity Industries Inc.
5 Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell 2200 Ross St., Suite 2200, Dallas 75201
(214) 740-8000
(713) 226-1200
397/184 (83 are equity)/163/11/39 Jerry K. Clements, chairwoman Atlanta (41); Austin (39); Chicago (168); Dallas (197); Houston (161); Los Angeles (39); New Orleans (5); New York (18); Sacramento (4); Washington, D.C. (27); firmwide (699) corporate and securities, litigation, real estate and finance JPMorgan Chase Bank; DHL Airborne Express; TPG Capital; North Texas Tollway Authority; Emerson Electric Co.
6 Andrews Kurth 600 Travis St., Suite 4200, Houston 77002 (713) 220-4200 341/171 (95 are equity)/120/21/29 Robert V. Jewell Austin (35); Beijing (1); Dallas (87); Houston (211); London (1); Los Angeles (4); New York (31); The Woodlands (8); Washington, D.C. (24); firmwide (402) corporate and securities, business transactions, litigation BP America Inc.; El Paso Corp.; General Electric Capital Corp.; Migrant Corp.; Cheniere Energy Inc.
7 Thompson & Knight 1700 Pacific Ave., Suite 3300, Dallas 75201 (214) 969-1700 334/160 (90 are equity)/129/31/14 Peter J. Riley Algiers, Algeria (4); Austin (22); Dallas (210); Fort Worth (12); Houston (90); London (1); Mexico City (12); Monterrey, Mexico (24); New York (13); Rio de Janeiro (30) and Vitoria, Brazil (3); firmwide (421) energy, trial, corporate and securities The Neiman Marcus Group; The Dow Chemical Co.; BNSF Railway Co.
8 Jackson Walker 901 Main St., Suite 6000, Dallas 75202 (214) 953-6000 318/197 (101 are equity)/103/18/0 T. Michael Wilson Austin (74); Dallas (126); Fort Worth (17); Houston (58); San Angelo (39); San Antonio (4); firmwide (318) litigation, corporate, real estate Bank of America; PNM Resources Inc.; The Lionstone Group; Holt Cos. Inc.; Farmers Insurance Group
9 Bracewell & Giuliani 711 Louisiana St., Suite 2300, Houston 77002 (713) 223-2300 305/145 (101 are equity)/160/0/0 Mark C. Evans Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan (14); Austin (21); Dallas (50); Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2); Hartford, Conn. (6) Houston (209); London (3); New York (46); San Antonio (25); Washington, D.C. (42); firmwide (418) litigation, energy and finance, corporate and securities Kinder Morgan Inc.; Shell Oil Co.; Societe Generale; MatlinPatterson Global Advisers; Constellation Energy Group Inc.
10 Winstead 5400 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St., Dallas 75270 (214) 745-5400 304/165 (117 are equity)/122/16/1 Denis C. Braham, chairman and CEO Austin (56); Dallas (151); Fort Worth (10); Houston (71); San Antonio (4); The Woodlands (12); Washington, D.C. (2); firmwide (306) real estate investment, banking and finance, corporate securities/mergers and acquisitions Wells Fargo & Co.; The Dallas Cowboys; Bank of America; Crow Holdings; Weingarten Realty
11 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 1700 Pacific Ave., Suite 4100, Dallas 75201 (214) 969-2800 299/105 (74 are equity)/154/21/19 R. Bruce McLean, chairman Austin (36); Beijing (7); Dallas (136); Dubai, United Arab Emirates (11); E. Palo Alto, Calif. (11); Houston (84); London (29); Los Angeles (85); Moscow (24); New York (206); Philadelphia (15); San Antonio (43); San Francisco (21); Taipei, China (2); Washington D.C. (313); firmwide (1,023) corporate, litigation, labor and employment Clear Channel Communications Inc.; Alliance Data Systems Corp.; Anadarko Petroleum Corp.; American Physicians Service Group Inc.; Affiliated Computer Services
12 Gardere Wynne Sewell 1601 Elm St., Suite 3000, Dallas 75201 (214) 999-3000 277/157 (92 are equity)/113/6/1 Stephen D. Good Austin (7); Dallas (178); Houston (92); Mexico City (14); firmwide (291) litigation, corporate, intellectual property BP America Inc.; Lennar Corp.; James Hardie Building Products; Linens ‘n Things; LyondellBassell Industries
13 Jones Day* 2727 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201; 717 Texas St., Suite 3300, Houston 77002 (214) 220-3939
(832) 239-3939
254/73/142/13/26 George T. Manning
Nancy MacKimm
Atlanta (133); Beijing (39); Brussels, Belgium (32); Chicago (170); Cleveland (239); Columbus, Ohio (75); Dallas (206); Frankfurt, Germany (36); Hong Kong (57); Houston (48); Irvine, Calif. (33); London (183); Los Angeles (117); Madrid, Spain (26); Menlo Park ,Calif. (42); Milan, Italy (24); Moscow (8); Munich, Germany (24); New Delhi (13); New York (296); Paris (88); Pittsburgh (60); San Diego (16); San Francisco (44); Shanghai, China (21); Singapore (18); Sydney, Australia (14); Taipei, Taiwan (32); Tokyo (47); Washington, D.C. (212); firmwide (2,353) litigation, transactional, tax Electronic Data Systems; Alon USA Energy Inc.; Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds; Dell Inc.; Texas Instruments Inc.
14 Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis* 1717 Main St., Suite 2800, Dallas 75201 (214) 939-5500 176/87 (57 are equity)/86/3/0 Craig W. Budner, administrative partner Anchorage, Ala.(7); Austin (21); Beijing (4); Berlin (29); Boston (129); Dallas (145); Fort Worth (10); Harrisburg, Pa. (26); Hong Kong (30); Irvine, Calif. (15); London (142); Los Angeles (46); Miami (29); Newark, N.J. (39); New York (96); Palo Alto, Calif. (13); Pittsburgh (228); Portland, Ore. (24); San Francisco (45); Seattle (215); Spokane, Wash. (15); Taipei, China (16); Washington, D.C. (187); firmwide (1,511) litigation, corporate, land use/real estate Electronic Data Systems; Lone Star Funds; Wells Fargo Foothill Inc.
15 Strasburger & Price 901 Main St., Suite 4400, Dallas 75202 (214) 651-2308 170/111 (70 are equity)/41/12/6 Carol Glendenning, chairwoman of policy Austin (22); Dallas (72); Frisco (21); Houston (39); Mexico City (1); New York (1); San Antonio (16); Washington, D.C. (4); firmwide (176) litigation, corporate and securities, taxes and estates 7-Eleven Inc.; Tenet Healthcare Corp.; Home Interiors & Gifts Inc.; National Dairy Holdings
16 Weil, Gotshal & Manges* 200 Crescent Court, Suite 300, Dallas 75201 (214) 746-7700 134/31/99/4/0 Glenn D. West Austin (12); Boston (40); Budapest, Hungary (14); Dallas (79); Frankfurt, Germany (34); Hong Kong (5); Houston (43); London (95); Miami (30); Munich, Germany (22); New York (635); Paris (59); Prague, Czech Republic (32); Providence, R.I. (3); Redwood Shores, Calif. (65) Shanghai, China (16); Warsaw, Poland (35); Washington, D.C. (70); Wilmington, Del. (2); firmwide (1,291) private equity/mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial/patent litigation, business finance and restructuring ExxonMobil Corp.; Samsung; HM Capital; Hicks Holdings; HealthMarkets; Texas Instruments Inc.
17 Brown McCarroll 111 Congress Ave., Suite 1400, Austin 78701 (512) 472-5456 133/88 (52 are equity)/34/11/0 Robert Bob Werner Austin (80); Dallas (35); El Paso (2); Houston (12); Longview (4); firmwide (133) litigation, real estate, health care JPI Investment Co.; Trammell Crow Residential; Kelly-Moore Paint Company Inc.; FPL Energy
18 Hunton & Williams* Fountain Place, 1445 Ross Ave., Suite 3700, Dallas 75202 (214) 979-3000 131/73/52/6/0 Patrick Mitchell Atlanta (73); Austin (7); Bangkok, Thailand (25); Beijing (3); Brussels, Belgium (11); Charlotte, N.C. (48); Dallas (121); Houston (3); Knoxville, Tenn. (5); London (29); Los Angeles (7); McLean. Va. (45); Miami (55); New York (73); Norfolk, Va. (9); Raleigh, N.C. (30); Richmond, Va. (234); Singapore (2); Washington, D.C. (142); firmwide (922) litigation, global capital markets/mergers and acquisitions, capital finance and real estate Baylor Health Care System; Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.; Energy Future Holdings Inc.
19 Cox Smith Matthews 112 East Pecan St., Suite 1800, San Antonio 78205 (210) 554-5500 130/74 (60 are equity)/47/7/2 James Jamie B. Smith Jr. Austin (1); Dallas (8); McAllen (2); San Antonio (119); firmwide (130) corporate, tax, litigation Clear Channel Communications Inc.; Kinetic Concepts Inc.; AT&T Inc.; International Bank of Commerce; CPS Energy
20 Clark, Thomas & Winters 300 W. Sixth St., 15th Floor, Austin 78701 (512) 472-8800 116/71/39/6/0 Larry McNeill, president Austin (111); Brownsville (1); San Antonio (4); firmwide (116) civil litigation, business transactions, administrative LSI Logic Corp.; U.S. Fire Insurance Co.; Pfizer Inc.; Digital Fairway Corp.
21 Kelly Hart & Hallman 201 Main St., Suite 2500, Fort Worth 76102 (817) 332-2500 110/61 (53 are equity)/39/6/4 Dee J. Kelly Jr. Austin (12); Houston (5); Fort Worth (93); firmwide 110 litigation, corporate and securities, real estate, banking and finance Bass Family Interests; Burnett Cos.; AMR Corp.
22 Patton Boggs* 2001 Ross Ave., Suite 3000, Dallas 75230 (214) 758-1500 108/41 (17 are equity)/56/11/0 Stanley O. Mayo Anchorage, Alaska (13); Dallas (108); Denver (40); Doha, Qatar (8); McLean, Va. (28); Newark, N.J. (43); New York (9); Washington, D.C. (272); firmwide (521) business transactions, litigation, intellectual property Corporate Express Inc.; Centerline Capital Group; American Capital Strategies Ltd.; Crow Holdings; JP Morgan Chase & Co.
23 Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr 3800 Lincoln Plaza, 500 N. Akard St., Dallas 75201 (214) 855-7500 102/62 (36 are equity)/39/1/0 Glenn B. Callison, chief executive officer Austin (9); Dallas (85); Houston (8); firmwide (102) litigation, real estate, reorganization and corporate finance ClubCorp Inc.; JPI Investment Co.; Koll Development Co.; Gatehouse Capital Corp.; Orix
24 King & Spalding* 1100 Louisiana St., Suite 4000, Houston 77002 (713) 751-3200 100/32 (19 are equity)/68/0/0 Robert Bobby E. Meadows Atlanta (403); Charlotte, N.C. (12); Dubai, United Arab Emirates (11); Frankfurt, Germany (4); Houston (100); London (21); New York (107); Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1); Washington, D.C. (141); firmwide (800) litigation, global transactions, intellectual property Chevron Corp.; The Coca-Cola Co.; Shell Oil Co.; Cooper Industries Inc.; Gulf LNG Energy LLC
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons 700 North Pearl St., 25th Floor, Dallas 75201 (214) 871-8200 100/65 (33 are equity)/31/4/0 Jack M. Cleaveland Jr. Austin (25); Dallas (55); Houston (20); St. Paul, Minn. (5); firmwide (105) litigation, insurance coverage, insurance regulatory Ford Motor Co.; Allstate Insurance Cos.; The St. Paul Travelers Cos. Inc.; Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.
26 Porter & Hedges 1000 Main St., 36th Floor, Houston 77002 (713) 226-6000 97/53 (34 are equity)/40/4 T. William Porter Houston (97) corporate, energy, litigation Anadarko Petroleum Corp.; Bank of America; Dow Chemical Co.; Main Street Capital Corp.; Mariner Energy Inc.
27 Baker & McKenzie* 2001 Ross Ave., Suite 2300, Dallas 75201
711 Louisiana St., Suite 3400, Houston 77002
(214) 978-3000
(713) 427-5000
94/40 (20 are equity)/52/2/0 Alan G. Harvey
N. Susan Stone
70 offices in 38 countries. Firmwide (3,600+) intellectual property, corporate and securities, litigation Minka Lighting; Wells Fargo & Co. Inc.; Schlumberger Ltd.
28 Greenberg Traurig* 2200 Ross Ave., Suite 5200, Dallas 75201 1001 Louisiana St., Suite 1800, Houston 77002 (214) 665-3600
(713) 374-3500
92/36/50/6/0 Ralph Santos
Doug Atnipp
Albany, N.Y. (21); Amsterdam, The Netherlands (60); Atlanta (83); Boca Raton, Fla. (27); Boston, (82); Chicago (105); Costa Mesa, Calif. (34); Dallas (50); Denver (49); E. Palo Alto, Calif. (39); Florham Park, N.J. (50); Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (60); Houston (42); Las Vegas (19); Los Angeles (103); Miami (171); New York (330); Orlando, Fla.(52); Philadelphia (33); Phoenix (76); Sacramento, Calif. (14); Tallahassee, Fla. (28); Tampa, Fla. (18); Tyson’s Corner, Va. (55); Washington, D.C. (101); W. Palm Beach, Fla. (43); Wilmington, Del. (15); Zurich, Switzerland (6); firmwide (1,766) litigation, corporate, real estate Bank of America, N.A. (real estate banking); Opus West Corp.; Macquarie Bank Ltd.; Harris County
29 Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal 901 Main St., Suite 5500, Dallas 75202 (214) 855-3000 89/43/34/12/0 Fletcher L. Yarbrough Dallas (89) litigation, financial distress, real estate Southwest Airlines; Verizon Business; Rockwell Automation Inc.; Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.; MR Exploration Ventures
30 Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson 1949 So. I.H.35, Skyline Building, Austin 78741 (512) 447-6675 87/61 (23 are equity)/26/0/0 Clifton Douglass, chairman, management committee Austin (16); Baltimore (2); Beaumont (1); Brownsville (3); Chicago (5); Conroe (1); Corpus Christi (4); Corsicana (1); Dallas (12); Denver (6); Dublin, Ohio (2); Edinburg (3); El Paso (3); Fort Worth (5); Houston (19); Jacksonville, Fla. (1); Kansas City, Mo. (1); Longview (1); Lufkin (1); Memphis, Tenn. (4); Miami (1); Odessa (2); Philadelphia (6); Richmond, Va. (2); San Antonio (8); San Angelo (1); Texas City (2); Tyler (2); Waxahachie (1); Wilmington, Del. (1); firmwide (117) collections, bankruptcy, complex/multidistrict litigation Houston; San Antonio; Dallas; El Paso; Miami-Dade County
31 Fish & Richardson* One Congress Plaza, Suite 810, Austin 78701; 1717 Main St., Suite 5000, Dallas 75201 (512) 472-5070
(214) 747-5070
83/36/44/2/1 Alan D. Albright
Thomas M. Melsheimer
Atlanta (20); Austin (30); Boston (88); Dallas (53); Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. (46); Munich, Germany (3); New York (41); Redwood City, Calif. (47); San Diego (44); Washington, D.C. (62); Wilmington, Del. (17); firmwide (451) corporate and securities, litigation, intellectual property Microsoft Corp.; Velcro Industries; Bank of America; Dallas Mavericks; Mary Kay Inc.
32 Beirne, Maynard & Parsons 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2500, Houston 77056 (713) 623-0887 82/47 (18 are equity)/25/10/0 Martin D. Beirne Dallas (12); Houston (70); firmwide (82) energy/commercial litigation, appellate, intellectual property ConocoPhillips Co.; Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.; AIG/National Union; Ford Motor Co.; Marathon Oil Corp.
McKool Smith 300 Crescent Court, Suite 1500, Dallas 75201 (214) 978-4000 82/28/41/0/13 Mike McKool Jr. Austin (23); Dallas (57); Marshall (1); New York (14); Washington, D.C. (2); firmwide (97) patent litigation, commercial litigation TGIP Inc.; Ericsson; Visto Corp.; TiVo Inc.; Holly Corp.
34 Glast, Phillips & Murray 2200 One Galleria Tower, 13355 Noel Road, Dallas 75240 (972) 419-8300 79/1/0/0/78 Troy D. Phillips Dallas (61); Houston (8); San Antonio (10); firmwide (79) commercial litigation, real estate, insurance defense Zurich American Insurance Co.; Today Realty Advisors Inc.; Forestar (USA) Real Estate Group Inc.
Looper Reed & McGraw 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2000, Houston 77056 (713) 986-7000 79/47 (14 are equity)/29/3/0 J. Cary Gray, president Dallas (40); Houston (38); Tyler (1); firmwide (79) commercial litigation, corporate/transactional, family Bray International Inc.; Choice! Energy; Energy XXI Acquisition Corp.; Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.; DXP Enterprises Inc.; SCI Management; Jani-King International Inc.
36 Cantey Hanger 801 Cherry St., Unit #2, Fort Worth 76102 (817) 877-2800 73/52/17/4/0 Pollard Rogers Austin (8); Dallas (8); Fort Worth (52); Southlake (5); firmwide (73) commercial litigation, corporate and securities, health and insurance Anadarko Petroleum Corp.; Arlington Memorial Hospital; James Daniels & Associates Inc.; Cook Children’s Medical Center
37 Mayer Brown* 700 Louisiana St., Suite 3400, Houston 77002 (713) 238-3000 72/25/39/8/0 Michael E. Niebruegge Berlin/Frankfurt, Germany (95); Brussels, Belgium (24); Charlotte, N.C. (47); Chicago (505); Cologne, Germany (16); Hong Kong (3); Houston (72); London (274); Los Angeles (54); New York (198); Palo Alto, Calif. (27); Paris (66); Sao Paulo, Brazil (5); Washington, D.C. (187); firmwide (1,573) litigation, corporate, real estate RBTT Merchant Bank; Merrill Lynch & Co.; Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority
McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore 600 Congress Ave., Suite 2100, Austin 78701 (512) 495-6000 72/54/12/4/2 Patton G. Lochridge Austin (59); Houston (13); firmwide (72) litigation, business/transactional, administrative/legislative ExxonMobil Corp.; Spring Branch Independent School District; Time Warner Cable
39 Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller 777 Main St., Suite 3800, Fort Worth 76102 (817) 336-9333 68/54 (35 are equity)/12/2/0 Phillip W. McCrury Arlington (7); Austin (2); Dallas (15); Fort Worth (40); Houston (4); firmwide (68) commercial litigation, insurance, corporate/tax State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.; Chesapeake Energy Corp.; Texas Motor Speedway; AT&T Wireless
40 Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody 401 Congress Ave., Suite 2200, Austin 78701 (512) 480-5600 67/50/11/6/0 John J. McKetta III, president Austin (67) litigation, real estate, corporate Texas Mutual Insurance Co.; Great American Insurance Co.; State Farm Insurance Co.
Howrey* 1111 Louisiana St., 25th Floor, Houston 77002 (713) 787-1400 67/32 (15 are equity)/30/5/0 Steven H. Cagle Amsterdam, The Netherlands (15); Brussels, Belgium (45); Chicago (37); E. Palo Alto, Calif. (36); Houston (67); Irvine, Calif. (31); London (24); Los Angeles (57); Madrid, Spain (7); Munich, Germany (8); New York (16); Paris (10); Salt Lake City (18); San Francisco (33); Washington, D.C. (294); firmwide (698) intellectual property, commercial litigation, antitrust Shell Oil Co.; Monsanto Co.; Weatherford International Ltd.; Waste Management Inc.; BJ Services Co.
42 Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Martin 1200 Smith St., Houston 77002 (713) 658-1818 63/34 (22 are equity)/29/0/0 Wayne A. Risoli Atlanta (34); Houston (63); Philadelphia (7); firmwide (104) tax, litigation, corporate Allied Waste Co.; Kimberly-Clark; Suez Energy Inc.; Newmong Mining Corp.; Wells Fargo & Co. Inc.
43 Baker Hostetler* 1000 Louisiana St., Suite 2000, Houston 77002 (713) 751-1600 62/33 (18 are equity)/23/4/2 Lisa H. Pennington Cincinnati (13); Cleveland (175); Columbus, Ohio (65); Costa Mesa, Calif. (14); Denver (28); Houston (62); Los Angeles (37); New York (48); Orlando, Fla. (67); Washington, D.C. (76); firmwide (585) litigation, business, employment HCA Inc.; Bayer AG; Swift Energy Co.; Schlumberger Ltd.; Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.
Godwin Pappas Ronquillo 1201 Elm St., Suite 1700, Dallas 75270 (214) 939-4400 62/27 (10 are equity)/32/3/0 Marcos G. Ronquillo Dallas (41); Houston (21); firmwide (62) commercial litigation, tort litigation, public law ShawCor Ltd.; Texas Capital Bank; Dallas ISD; Halliburton Co.; Citibank
45 Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee 3 E. Greenway Plaza, Suite 2000, Houston 77046 (713) 651-0111 59/31/14/14/0 Richard L. Rose, president Austin (3); Clear Lake (5); Dallas (2); Houston (47); San Antonio (2); New Orleans (5); firmwide (64) construction/surety, real estate, litigation Foster Wheeler Corp.; Houston Housing Authority; National Oilwell Varco
46 Germer Gertz 550 Fannin St., Suite 400, Beaumont 77701 (409) 654-6700 55/26/27/2/0 Karen R. Bennett Austin (15); Beaumont (34); Houston (6); firmwide (55) commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, general corporate practice American Standard Inc.; HCA/Health Care Indemnity Inc.; Port of Beaumont Navigation; State Farm Insurance Cos.; The Kansas City Southern Railway Co.
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan 3700 Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Dallas 75201 (214) 777-4200 55/24 (8 are equity)/30/1/0 Raymond J. Kane Dallas (51); Houston (4); firmwide (55) real estate, litigation, bankruptcy Home Depot Inc.; Starbucks Coffee Co.; Citigroup Inc.; Jack in the Box Inc.; Capital One Financial Corp.
48 Susman Godfrey 1000 Louisiana St., Suite 5100, Houston 77002 (713) 651-9366 53/31 (30 are equity)/17/2/3 Stephen D. Susman
H. Lee Godfrey
Dallas (15); Houston (39); Los Angeles (11); New York (4); Seattle (14); firmwide (83) corporate litigation, antitrust litigation, intellectual property Texas Instruments Inc.; Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; LyondellBassell Industries
49 Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams 1001 McKinney Ave., Suite 1100, Houston 77002 (713) 224-8380 52/23 (21 are equity)/25/4/0 John M. Elsley Brownsville (9); Corpus Christi (14); Galveston (3); Houston (25); San Antonio (1); firmwide (52) admiralty and maritime, insurance defense and coverage, commercial litigation Citgo Petroleum Corp.; American International Group Inc.; United Kingdom Mutual Steamship Assurance Association Ltd.; Hercules Offshore Inc.; The St. Paul Travelers Cos. Inc.
50 Cowles & Thompson 901 Main St., Suite 4000, Dallas 75202 (214) 672-2000 51/27 (23 are equity)/19/1/4 Charles A. Green Dallas (47); Tyler (4); firmwide (51) litigation, banking, bankruptcy Santander Consumer USA Inc.; Dole Food Co. Inc.; Town of Addison; American International Group Inc.
Langley & Banack 745 E. Mulberry Ave., Suite 900, San Antonio 78212 (210) 736-6600 51/39 (32 are equity)/7/5/0 Steven R. Brook Carrizo Springs (3); Eagle Pass (2); San Antonio (46); firmwide (51) litigation, corporate, bankruptcy Wells Fargo & Co.; Kerr County; Bank of America, N.A.; Acacia Funding Inc.
52 Hermes Sargent Bates 901 Main St., Suite 5200, Dallas 75202 (214) 749-6000 49/21 (8 are equity)/28/0/0 management committee Dallas (49) litigation, insurance coverage, employment Drive Financial Services LP; FFE Transportation Services Inc.; Texas Health Resources Inc.; Rent-A-Center Inc.; Atrium Cos.
53 Brown Sims 1177 W. Loop South, 10th Floor, Houston 77027 (713) 629-1580 48/13 (9 are equity)/34/1/0 G. Byron Sims, president Houston (48); New Orleans (7); Miami (2); firmwide (57) admiralty, insurance defense, employers’ liability CNA Insurance Co.; Shell Oil Co.; American International Group Inc.
DLA Piper 1221 S. MoPac Expressway, Suite 400, Austin 78746 (512) 457-7000 48/22/26/0/0 Jim Montgomery 65 offices in 22 countries; firmwide (3,700) litigation, corporate and finance, intellectual property Garmin International Inc.; Hypercom Corp.; Reddy Ice Holdings Inc.; Southwest Airlines; Silicon Laboratories Inc.
ProvostHumphrey Law Firm 490 Park St., Beaumont 77704 (409) 835-6000 48/29/19/0/0 Thomas Walter Umphrey Beaumont (40); Dallas (6); Friendswood (1); Little Rock, Ark. (1); Memphis, Tenn. (2); Nashville, Tenn. (3); Tyler (1); firmwide (54) general civil and trial, products liability, personal injury Community Bank; Pleasure Island Commission; DuPont Beaumont Federal Credit Union; Texas AFL-CIO; United Transportation Union
56 Hartline, Dacus, Barger, Dreyer & Kern 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1000, Dallas 75206 (214) 369-2100 47/23/23/1/0 Larry D. Grayson Corpus Christi (8); Dallas (39); firmwide (47) products liability, complex litigation, general civil litigation General Motors Corp.; Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire; Toyota Motor Sales USA; American International Group Inc.; TM Claims Service Inc.
57 MehaffyWeber 2615 Calder Ave., Suite 800, Beaumont 77702 (409) 835-5011 46/30 (16 are equity)/11/5/0 Robert A. Black Beaumont (29); Houston (17); firmwide (46) personal injury, general litigation, corporate The Dow Chemical Co.; DuPont; Foster Wheeler Corp.
58 Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom 808 Travis, Suite 1800, Houston 77002 (713) 632-1700 45/20/21/3/0 W. Jackson Wisdom Austin (2); Dallas (6); Houston (36); firmwide (44) commercial and fiduciary litigation, insurance litigation, labor and employment Pride International Inc.; The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.; Emerson Electric Co.; United Services Automobile Association; Zurich Insurance Co.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart* 500 Dallas St., Suite 3000, Houston 77002 (713) 655-0855 45/24 (18 are equity)/16/5/0 Jeffrey C. Londa Atlanta (37); Austin (7); Birmingham, Ala. (19); Charleston, S.C. (3); Charlotte, N.C. (9); Chicago (19); Cleveland (9); Columbia, S.C. (13); Dallas (15); Detroit (9); Greensboro, N.C. (2); Greenville, S.C. (44); Houston (16); Indianapolis (26); Jackson, Miss. (5); Kansas City, Mo. (11); Los Angeles (21); Memphis, Tenn. (11); Miami (7); Morristown, N.J. (20); Nashville, Tenn. (10); Philadelphia (4); Phoenix (14); Pittsburgh (6); Raleigh, N.C. (20); San Antonio (7); St. Louis (6); St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (5); Tampa, Fla. (8); Torrance, Calif. (1); Tucson, Ariz. (4); Washington, D.C. (18); firmwide (406) labor and employment Dell Inc.; Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County; D.R. Horton Inc.; Gruma Corp.; SavaSeniorCare
60 Bell Nunnally & Martin 3232 McKinney Ave., Suite 1400, Dallas 75204 (214) 740-1400 44/22 (10 are equity)/17/5/0 James A. Skochdopole Dallas (44) litigation, corporate, real estate Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas; Securus Technologies Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corp.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher* 2100 McKinney Ave., Suite 1100, Dallas 74201 (214) 698-3100 44/14/28/2/0 Karl G. Nelson Brussels, Belgium (4); Dallas (44); Denver (35); London (54); Los Angeles (249); Munich, Germany (18); New York (196); Irvine, Calif. (77); Palo Alto, Calif. (38); Paris (23); San Francisco (59); Washington, D.C. (156); firmwide (953) securities litigation, corporate, general commercial litigation Brazos Private Equity Partners LLC; Tenet Healthcare Corp.; D.R. Horton Inc.; Atmos Energy Corp.; PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Kemp Smith 221 N. Kansas St., Suite 1700, El Paso 79901 (915) 533-4424 44/30 (23 are equity)/9/5/0 Michael D. McQueen Austin (8); El Paso (36); firmwide (44) litigation, business, labor and employment Edwards Aquifer Authority; Hunt Building Corp.; Tenet Healthcare Corp.; CHUBB Group of Insurance Cos.
63 Baron & Budd 3102 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 1100, Dallas 75219 (214) 521-3605 43/18/19/6/0 Russell Budd Baton Rouge, La. (1); Dallas (43); Beverly Hills, Calif. (2); firmwide (46) plaintiffs toxic tort litigation individual plaintiffs
Naman Howell Smith & Lee 900 Washington Ave., Suite 700, Waco 76701 (254) 755-4100 43/32 (28 are equity)/8/3/0 Roy L. Barrett Austin (9); Harker Heights (1); Temple (3); Waco (30); firmwide (43) insurance defense – toxic torts, professional liability defense, telecommunications Utica National Insurance Group; Consolidated Communications Inc.; Scott & White; University Federal Credit Union; Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center
Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Schulze & Aldridge 505 E. Huntland Dr., Suite 600, Austin 78752 (512) 454-6864 43/20/23/0/0 Chris G. Elizalde Albuquerque, N.M. (4); Austin (21); Brownsville (1); Irving (8); McAllen (2); San Antonio (11); firmwide (47) education, insurance defense, employment Austin ISD; Northside ISD; Brownsville ISD; Dallas ISD; Los Fresnos ISD
66 Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold* 1717 Main St., Suite 5400, Dallas 75201 (469) 227-8200 42/13/17/0/12 W. Neil Rambin Austin (5); Chicago (30); Dallas (33); Hamilton, Bermuda (1); Houston (4); Irvine, Calif. (20); London (8); Los Angeles (62); New York (57); Newark, N.J. (22); Paris (11); San Francisco (130); Zurich, Switzerland (3); firmwide (386) corporate litigation Abbott Labratories; Bayer A.G.; Genetech Inc.
67 Littler Mendelson* 2001 Ross Ave., Suite 2600, Dallas 75201
1301 McKinney St., Suite 1900, Houston 77010
(214) 880-8100
(713) 951-9400
41/23 (16 are equity)/17/1/0 M. Scott McDonald
Katherine Flanagan
Atlanta (39); Boston (15); Charlotte, N.C. (8); Chicago (31); Cleveland (31); Columbia, S.C. (1); Columbus, Ohio (12); Dallas (23); Denver (10); Fayetteville, Ark. (4); Fresno, Calif. (9); Houston (18); Irvine, Calif. (8); Indianapolis (6); Las Vegas (11); Los Angeles (47); Long Island, N.Y. (3); Miami (14); McLean, Va. (8); Minneapolis (20); Mobile, Ala. (2); Newark, N.J. (18); New Haven, Conn. (8); New York (29); Orlando, Fla. (8); Philadephia (20); Phoenix (37); Pittsburgh (11); Portland, Ore. (7); Providence, R.I. (2); Reno, Nev. (4); Sacramento, Calif. (9); San Diego (20); San Francisco (72); San Jose, Calif. (25); Seattle (8); Stamford, Conn. (2); Walnut Creek, Calif. (10); Washington, D.C. (26); firmwide (636) labor and employment AON Corp.; FMC Technologies Inc.; Alcon Laboratories Inc.; Electronic Data Systems Corp.; Austin Industries Inc.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati* 8911 Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 3350, Austin 78759 (512) 338-5400 41/7/34/0/0 Paul Tobias Austin (41); New York (33); Palo Alto, Calif. (390); San Francisco (44); Seattle (36); Shanghai, China (7); Washington, D.C. (39); firmwide (590) corporate (mergers/acquisitions/securities), intellectual property litigation, licensing National Instruments Corp.; Vignette Corp., Introgen Therapeutics Inc.; Austin Ventures; CenterPoint Ventures
69 Scott, Douglass & McConnico 600 Congress Ave., Suite 1500, Austin 78701 (512) 495-6300 40/33/7/0/0 Ray H. Langenberg Austin (40) litigation, oil and gas (trial, administrative and appellate), tax Chevron Corp.; Texas Lawyers’ Insurance Exchange; General Electric Co.; AT&T Inc.; EOG Resources Inc.
70 Diamond McCarthy 909 Fannin St., Suite 1500, Houston 77010 (713) 333-5100 39/18 (10 are equity)/16/5/0 Allan B. Diamond Austin (10); Dallas (16); Houston (13); New York (2); firmwide (41) business and commercial trial, insolvency and professional liability; bankruptcy/reorganizations/work-outs Rabobank Netherlands; Kroll International; San Antonio
71 Adams and Reese* 1221 McKinney, Suite 4400, Houston 77010 (713) 652-5151 38/23 (11 are equity)/11/0/4 A. Christopher Derden Baton Rouge, La. (19); Birmingham, Ala. (22); Houston (38); Jackson. Miss. (24); Memphis, Tenn. (14); Mobile, Ala. (13); Nashville, Tenn. (33); New Orleans (81); Washington, D.C. (4); firmwide (248) oil/gas/energy, corporate, environmental/toxic tort Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.; BPZ Energy Inc.; Marubeni
Underwood, Wilson, Berry, Stein & Johnson 500 S. Taylor St., Suite 1200, Amarillo 79101 (806) 376-5613 38/24/12/2/0 T. Alan Rhodes, president Amarillo (34); Hereford (1); Lubbock (3); firmwide (38) health care, public education and finance, litigation Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System; Amarillo National Bank; Daybreak Venture LLC; American Quarter Horse Association; Amarillo ISD
73 Cooper & Scully 900 Jackson St., Suite 100, Dallas 75202 (214) 712-9500 37/16/17/0/4 John A. Scully Dallas (30); Houston (4); San Francisco (1); Sherman (3); firmwide (38) trial and appellate, commercial litigation, health-care litigation Baylor Health Care System; Kaiser Permanente; Zurich Insurance Co.; Covenant Health System
74 Henslee Schwartz 816 Congress Ave., Suite 800, Austin 78701 (512) 708-1804 36/20 (6 are equity)/16/0/0 Susan A. Schwartz Austin (9); Dallas (10); Houston (6); Fort Worth (7); San Antonio (4); firmwide (36) insurance defense, school and public law, commercial litigation American International Group Inc.; Mineral Wells I.S.D.; Zurich American Insurance Co.
75 Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson 500 W. Illinois Ave., Suite 300, Midland 79701 (432) 684-5782 34/25/9/0/0 Rick D. Davis Jr., president Midland (34) litigation, oil and gas, business Chevron USA; Oxy USA Inc.; EOG Resources Inc.; Citibank; Texas Municipal League
Gibbs & Bruns 1100 Louisiana St., Suite 5300, Houston 77002 (713) 650-8805 34/18/10/2/4 Robin C. Gibbs Houston (34) complex commercial litigation Administaff; Cerberus Capital Management; Chevron Corp.; ConocoPhillips; Pacific Investment Management Co.
Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering 1200 Smith St., Suite 400, Houston 77002 (713) 654-1111 34/22 (18 are equity)/11/1/0 management committee Houston (34) litigation, commercial transactional, corporate Phillips Petroleum Co.; Ondeo Nalco Co.
Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka 2323 Bryan St., Suite 2200, Dallas 75201 (214) 969-4900 34/22 (10 are equity)/12/0/0 John E. Bromberg Dallas (34) real estate and mortgage lending, bankruptcy, litigation DM Records Inc.
Orgain, Bell & Tucker 470 Orleans St., Beaumont 77704 (409) 838-6412 34/23/8/3/0 David J. Fisher Austin (1); Beaumont (24); Silsbee (2); The Woodlands (7); firmwide (34) litigation, corporate Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co.; Huntsman Corp.
80 Brackett & Ellis 100 Main St., Fort Worth 76102 (817) 338-1700 33/21 (18 are equity)/9/3/0 Ronald L. Adams, president Fort Worth (33) state and federal litigation, business transactions, public law Fort Worth I.S.D.; Daimler Chrysler Corp.; General Electric Co.; American International Group Inc.
Sheehy, Serpe & Ware 909 Fannin, Suite 2500, Houston 77010 (713) 951-1000 33/15 (9 are equity)/11/7/0 R. Edward Perkins Galveston (1); Houston (32); firmwide (33) health-care litigation and regulatory; product liability and toxic tort litigation, commercial and employment litigation HCA Inc.; Landry’s Restaurants Inc.; Procter & Gamble Co.; Phillips Electronics North America Corp.; Travelers Insurance Co.
82 Beck, Redden & Secrest 1221 McKinney St., Suite 4500, Houston 77010 (713) 951-3700 32/12/14/6/0 David J. Beck Houston (32) litigation, appellate 3M Company; CMS Energy Corp.; Becton Dickinson & Co.; Memorial Hermann Hospital System; Weatherford International Inc.
Bickel & Brewer 1717 Main St., Suite 4800, Dallas 75201 (214) 653-4000 32/7 (5 are equity)/22/3/0 John W. Bickel II
William A. Brewer III
Dallas (32); New York (10); firmwide (42) commercial litigation Hydro-Quebec; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Brunswick Corp.; Eco-Bat Technologies
Crain Caton & James 1401 McKinney St., Suite 1700, Houston 77010 (713) 658-2323 32/24 (20 are equity)/8/0/0 George W. Lederer Jr. Houston (32) corporate, litigation, probate ERM Southwest Inc.; Halliburton Energy Services Inc.; Crown, Cork & Seal Inc.; CenterPoint Energy Inc.: Citigroup Global Markets Holding Inc.
Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins & Blau 901 Main St., Suite 3700, Dallas 75202 (214) 744-3700 32/18 (14 are equity)/12/0/2 Robert Don Collier Dallas (32) tax litigation, estate planning, tax planning Silverleaf Resorts Inc.; National Health Administrators
86 Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta 816 Congress Ave., Suite 800, Austin 78701 (512) 472-8021 31/23/5/3/0 Alejandro Acosta Jr., executive partner Austin (31) local government, water, environmental Lower Colorado River Authority; Stewart Title Guaranty Co.; Austin ISD; College Station; Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
Harris, Finley & Bogle 777 Main St., Suite 3600, Fort Worth 76102 (817) 870-8700 31/17/13/1/0 Roland K. Johnson Fort Worth (31) litigation, oil and gas, real estate/banking JPMorgan Chase and Co.; Bank of Texas, N.A.; EOG Resources Inc.; Range Resources Corp.; Grubbs Nissan Chrysler Jeep
88 Mullin Hoard & Brown 500 S. Taylor, Suite 800, Amarillo 79101 (806) 372-5050 31/21 (17 are equity)/7/3/0 Steve Hoard Amarillo (18); Dallas (2); Lubbock (11); firmwide (31) complex civil litigation, creditors’ rights, business transactions City Bank Texas; Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.; Amarillo National Bank
Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison and Tate 711 Navarro St., Sixth Floor, San Antonio 78205 (210) 224-2000 31/21/9/1/0 Bruce M. Mitchell, chief executive officer San Antonio (31) bankruptcy, tax, corporate and securities Tejas Anesthesia PA
Shook, Hardy & Bacon* JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Suite 1600, Houston 77002 (713) 227-8008 31/13 (2 are equity)/14/2/2 Gene M. Williams Geneva, Switzerland (5); Houston (31); Irvine, Calif. (10); Kansas City, Mo. (311); London (5); Miami (47); Tampa, Fla. (19); San Francisco (27); Washington, D.C. (27); firmwide (482) pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, national products liability litigation, tort Eli Lilly and Co.; Philip Morris USA Inc.; Lorillard Tobacco Co.
91 Greer, Herz & Adams One Moody Plaza, 18th Floor, Galveston 77550 (409) 797-3200 30/16 (13 are equity)/13/1/0 Andrew J. Mytelka Galveston (22); League City (8); firmwide (30) commercial litigation, insurance, real estate and commercial lending American National Insurance Co.; The Moody Foundation; Moody Gardens Inc.
HughesWattersAskanase 333 Clay St., 29th Floor, Houston 77002 (713) 759-0818 30/8 (6 are equity)/16/6/0 Wayne Kitchens
Gary Gunn
Houston (30) default servicing, litigation, bankruptcy AMC Mortgage Services Inc.; Ameriquest Mortgage Co.; ACC Capital Holdings Corp.
McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel 802 Rosenberg, Galveston 77553 (409) 763-2481 30/14/16/0/0 Ervin A. Apffel Jr., president Dallas (24); Houston (6); firmwide (30) general civil practice BP America Inc.; BNSF Railway Co.; ExxonMobilCorp.; The University of Texas System; Galveston Central Appraisal District
SettlePou 3333 Lee Parkway, 8th Floor, Dallas 75219 214) 520-3300 30/14/26/0/0 J. Allen Smith, president Dallas (30) finance, real estate, litigation Citigroup Inc.; Clear Channel Outdoor Inc..; Lamar Advertising Co.; L&B Realty Advisors Inc.; Compass Bank
93 Conley Rose 600 Travis St., Suite 7100, Houston 77002 (713) 238-8000 29/12/17/0/0 Gregory L. Maag Austin (1); Dallas (12); Fort Collins, Colo. (1); Houston (16); firmwide (30) intellectual property litigation Halliburton Energy Services Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Co.; Leggett and Platt Inc.; Smith International Inc.; Texas Instruments Inc.
Davis & Wilkerson 1801 S. Mopac, Suite 300, Austin 78746 (512) 482-0614 29/16/12/1/0 David A. Wright Austin (29) health, civil litigation, business Catholic Health Initiatives; Methodist Retirement Communities; Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals; Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
DeHay & Elliston 901 Main St., Suite 3500, Dallas 75202 (214) 210-2400 29/17/12/0/0 W. Scott Berry Baltimore (4); Dallas (28); Houston (1); Lafayette, Calif. (1); Los Angeles (2); firmwide (36) product liability, personal injury, toxic torts Armstrong World Industries Inc.; GAF Corp.; Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Co. Inc.
Thornton, Biechlin, Segrato, Reynolds & Guerra 100 N.E. Loop 410, San Antonio 78216 (210) 342-5555 29/22/7/0/0 Richard J. Reynolds III Austin (5); McAllen (6); San Antonio (18); firmwide (29) litigation, workers’ compensation, labor and employment Inscorp Inc.; County of Hidalgo; Covenant Custom Builders Inc.; Urban Concrete Contractors Inc.
97 Atlas & Hall 818 W. Pecan Blvd., McAllen 78501 (956) 682-5501 28/21/7/0/0 Gary Gurwitz McAllen (28) litigation, corporate Texas State Bank; McAllen ISD; Sunbelt Multimedia Co.; Bert Ogden Motors
Geary, Porter & Donovan 16475 Dallas Parkway, Suite 400, Addison 75001 (972) 931-9901 28/18/10/0/0 James T. Porter Addison (28) civil trial and appellate, real estate Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; American Home Assurance Co.; Corporate Office Centers
Hoover Slovacek 5847 San Felipe, Suite 2200, Houston 77057 (713) 977-8686 28/12 (7 are equity)/14/2/0 Joseph O. Slovacek, senior partner Houston (28) real estate, civil litigation, oil and gas Greystar Management Co.; User Friendly Phone Book
Munck Butrus Carter 12770 Coit Road, Suite 600, Dallas 75251 (972) 628-3600 28/15/9/3/1 John J. Butrus Jr.
William A. Munck
Dallas (28) intellectual property and technology, corporate, litigation Triple Diamond Energy Corp.; Integrated Document Solutions Inc.
* Firm is not based in Texas
Sources: the firms, Martindale-Hubbell and staff research.
Texas Lawyer, April 2008