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Best Lawyers 2021

Featuring the top legal talent practicing in Texas.

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Featured Firms


Jones Walker LLP
Tinsman & Sciano , Inc.
The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson , P.C.

Brophy & Devaney , PLLC

Miller Weisbrod LLP

Provost Umphrey Law Firm , L.L.P.

Schaffer Carter & Associates
Lyons & Simmons
Beck Redden LLP
Chamberlain McHaney PLLC
Royston Rayzor
Goldstein & Orr

Valdez & Treviño Attorneys at Law , PC

Steckler Wayne Cochran Cherry , PLLC
Leichter Law Firm PC
The Haston Law Firm , P.C.

Spencer Fane LLP

Kessler Collins , P.C.
Hilder & Associates , P.C.

Barbara K. Runge

Orgain Bell & Tucker , LLP
Sponsel Miller Greenberg PLLC
Gonzalez Olivieri LLC
Tyrone C. Moncriffe

Featured in Best Lawyers

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Dan L. Cogdell

  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Criminal Defense: General Practice | Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Lauren J. Harrison

  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Litigation - Antitrust | Litigation - Intellectual Property
Image of Michael A. "Mike" Chernekoff

Michael A. "Mike" Chernekoff

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Environmental Law | Litigation - Environmental
Image of Neal J. Sweeney

Neal J. Sweeney

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Construction Law | Litigation - Construction
Image of Daniel J.T. Sciano

Daniel J.T. Sciano

  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:

    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Stephen F. Lazor

Stephen F. Lazor

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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Debbie Dudley Branson

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Frank L. Branson

Frank L. Branson

  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs | Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Image of Joseph F. "Joe" Brophy

Joseph F. "Joe" Brophy

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
Image of Clay Miller

Clay Miller

  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Les Weisbrod

Les Weisbrod

  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Max E. Freeman

  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Kent A. Schaffer

Kent A. Schaffer

  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Christopher J. Simmons

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
Image of Michael P. Lyons

Michael P. Lyons

  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
Image of Alistair B. Dawson

Alistair B. Dawson

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Litigation - Antitrust
Image of Chad Flores

Chad Flores

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Appellate Practice
Image of David J. Beck

David J. Beck

  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Bet-the-Company Litigation | Commercial Litigation | Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants | Litigation - Antitrust | Litigation - Environmental | Litigation - Intellectual Property | Litigation - Patent | Natural Resources Law
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David M. Gunn

  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Appellate Practice | Bet-the-Company Litigation | Commercial Litigation
Image of David W. Jones

David W. Jones

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Insurance Law
Image of Fields Alexander

Fields Alexander

  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants | Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Image of Geoff Gannaway

Geoff Gannaway

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
Image of Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Golub

Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Golub

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Image of Joe W. Redden, Jr.

Joe W. Redden, Jr.

  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Image of Kathleen A. "Kat" Gallagher

Kathleen A. "Kat" Gallagher

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants | Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Image of Mark C. Rodriguez

Mark C. Rodriguez

  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Energy Law
Image of Russell S. Post

Russell S. Post

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Appellate Practice
Image of Thomas E. "Tom" Ganucheau

Thomas E. "Tom" Ganucheau

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Litigation - Labor and Employment
Image of W. Curt Webb

W. Curt Webb

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of David E. Chamberlain

David E. Chamberlain

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Image of Christopher A. Lowrance

Christopher A. Lowrance

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
Image of David R. Walker

David R. Walker

  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
Image of Dimitri P. Georgantas

Dimitri P. Georgantas

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
Image of J. Patrick "Pat" Cooney

J. Patrick "Pat" Cooney

  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
Image of James H. Hunter, Jr.

James H. Hunter, Jr.

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
Image of James Patrick Cooney

James Patrick Cooney

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
Image of John F. Unger

John F. Unger

  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
Image of Kevin P. Walters

Kevin P. Walters

  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
Image of Ralph F. Meyer

Ralph F. Meyer

  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:

    Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Admiralty and Maritime Law | Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Image of Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Appellate Practice | Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Image of Gerald Harris "Gerry" Goldstein

Gerald Harris "Gerry" Goldstein

  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:

    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Criminal Defense: General Practice | Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Image of Bruce W. Steckler

Bruce W. Steckler

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Craig D. Cherry

Craig D. Cherry

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Louis Leichter

Louis Leichter

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Litigation - Health Care
Image of Craig Haston

Craig Haston

  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Alvin L. Zimmerman

Alvin L. Zimmerman

  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Sean R. McKenna

Sean R. McKenna

  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Health Care Law | Litigation - Health Care
Image of Gary S. Kessler

Gary S. Kessler

  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Litigation - Real Estate | Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) | Litigation - Securities
Image of Richard D. Pullman

Richard D. Pullman

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Litigation - Banking and Finance | Litigation - Bankruptcy | Litigation - Real Estate
Image of Philip H. Hilder

Philip H. Hilder

  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Image of Benny H. Hughes, Jr.

Benny H. Hughes, Jr.

  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Corporate Law
Image of David J. Fisher

David J. Fisher

  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Insurance Law
Image of Gary N. Reger

Gary N. Reger

  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Litigation - Banking and Finance | Litigation - Bankruptcy | Litigation - Real Estate
Image of Greg C. Wilkins

Greg C. Wilkins

  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Insurance Law | Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants | Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Image of J. Hoke Peacock II

J. Hoke Peacock II

  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Litigation - Intellectual Property | Litigation - Real Estate | Oil and Gas Law
Image of Jack P. Carroll

Jack P. Carroll

  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Image of Jo Ben Whittenburg

Jo Ben Whittenburg

  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Health Care Law | Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Image of Nathan M. Brandimarte

Nathan M. Brandimarte

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Litigation - Construction | Litigation - Municipal
Image of Robert J. Hambright

Robert J. Hambright

  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Employment Law - Management | Labor Law - Management | Litigation - Labor and Employment
Image of S. Donean Surratt

S. Donean Surratt

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Image of Roger B. Greenberg

Roger B. Greenberg

  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Arbitration | Commercial Litigation
Image of Alexandre A. Afanassiev

Alexandre A. Afanassiev

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Immigration Law
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Raed Gonzalez

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Immigration Law
Image of Tyrone C. Moncriffe

Tyrone C. Moncriffe

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Criminal Defense: General Practice

Featured in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

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Daniel J. Baldwin

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
Image of Ewaen Woghiren

Ewaen Woghiren

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
Image of Stephen Higdon

Stephen Higdon

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Jacqueline "Jackie" Furlow

Jacqueline "Jackie" Furlow

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
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Joel T. Towner

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
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Marcos Rosales

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
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Owen J. McGovern

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Appellate Practice
Image of Seepan Parseghian

Seepan Parseghian

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
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Kamilla Shlimak

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Insurance Law
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Liliana Elizondo

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
Image of Maulik P. Shah

Maulik P. Shah

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
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Austin P. Smith

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
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Braden M. Wayne

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law | Commercial Litigation
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Justin Allen

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
Image of Jefferson W. Fisher

Jefferson W. Fisher

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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Sara Norman

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law | Trusts and Estates