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Top Law Firms | Best Midsize Law Firms by Region
Associates rate the reputations of peer firms in their own region. These rankings reveal the most prestigious midsize law firms by region across the U.S. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.
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2022 Best Midsize Law Firms in Texas
#1
Susman Godfrey
It doesn’t get better for litigators than Susman Godfrey. Junior associates are given immediate responsibility and are treated like future partners. And despite long hours, the firm is very social, and firm-hosted retreats are a notable favorite. Since its founding in 1980, Susman Godfrey has established itself as the nation’s premiere litigation firm. Susman Godfrey has more than 130 partners and associates across four offices—its original Houston location as well as offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. The firm handles huge cases across the country for both plaintiffs and defendants. 
55.11% of
2021 Ranking #1
Susman Godfrey
#2
Beck Redden LLP
Beck Redden attorneys do not fear trial—in fact, they thrive in the courtroom. With more than 40 attorneys operating out of the firm’s office in Houston, Beck Redden has established itself as a Texas powerhouse and often appears in the top tier in national rankings. Some of Beck Redden’s most high-profile clients have included ExxonMobil, Wells Fargo, and Dynegy, and the firm is known for its work in the Deepwater Horizon litigation.
23.85% of
2021 Ranking #3
Beck Redden LLP
#2
Porter Hedges LLP
Hailing from Houston, Porter Hedges is a lauded Texas firm with a second location in Oklahoma City. While the firm is full service, there is no denying its strength as one of the top law firms for energy, oil, and gas law. But the firm represents companies of all sizes on a range of matters, including private equity, venture capital, real estate finance, M&A, and dispute resolution.
23.85% of
2021 Ranking #2
Porter Hedges LLP
#4
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
AZA is a top litigation boutique located in Houston, Texas, providing expertise to both plaintiffs and defendants. Though it tackles disputes of any kind, IP and energy are some of the most frequently occurring subject matters in its caseload.
19.04% of
2021 Ranking #4
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
#5
YetterColeman LLP
Formidable Texan litigation boutique firm Yetter Coleman is adept at achieving complete reversals, no-payment judgments and hefty settlements on million-dollar claims. Its selective hiring practices ensure that its league of just under 40 lawyers is comprised of nothing but the best trial and appellate talent. The firm is especially noted for its expertise in contracts, business torts, appellate litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, securities, and energy. Yetter Coleman’s clients have included American Airlines, Chevron, IBM, and General Electric.
15.03% of
2021 Ranking #8
YetterColeman LLP
#6
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C.
Munsch Hardt operates out of three offices in the Lone Star state. With more than 140 attorneys and a self-proclaimed “rolled-up sleeves attitude,” the firm handles transactions and disputes in industries like construction, health care, manufacturing, real estate, technology, and transportation. On the litigation side, the firm has appeared in nearly every Texas state court and has handled cases related to energy, products liability, insurance, IP, antitrust, construction, admiralty, health care, tax, and beyond.
13.43% of
2021 Ranking #6
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C.
#7
Gray Reed
Gray Reed is a full-service, Texas-based law firm with three offices in the Lone Star State and more than 150 attorneys. The firm's dedication to its clients across dozens of practice areas has led to repeat clients and word-of-mouth referrals since its founding in 1985. Gray Reed has 30 organized practice groups including a full range of transactional and litigation services, tax, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy. The firm has strong representation in five industries, including agriculture, construction, energy, health care, and real estate.
11.82% of
2021 Ranking #5
Gray Reed
#8
Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann
Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann is a litigation boutique that specializes in taking cases to trial. The firm is based out of one office in the Lone Star State. Boasting 18 practices—from antitrust and bankruptcy to energy and insurance to patent and securities, and more—the firm is a litigation powerhouse. The firm has deep experience defending class actions, mass torts, and multi-district litigations. In particular, the firm has experience handling pharmaceutical mass tort matters.
11.42% of
2021 Ranking #6
Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann
#9
Gibbs & Bruns LLP
Texas litigation boutique Gibbs & Bruns has stayed true to its roots as a high-stakes commercial litigation firm. The firm is known for procuring settlements and verdicts of well into the millions and billions for major clients in all industries. Gibbs & Bruns is acclaimed for its expertise in business and commercial disputes and its ability to represent clients on either side of the docket. Whether through arbitration, settlement, or trial, the firm handles cases in an array of industries—though it is especially well known for its expertise in the financial, energy, and technology sectors.
11.02% of
2021 Ranking #9
Gibbs & Bruns LLP
#10
Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Bell Nunnally was founded in 1980 and continues to operate out of a single location in Dallas, Texas. But the firm’s work extends beyond state lines—it serves clients across the country in such wide-ranging areas as appellate, bankruptcy, corporate and securities, entertainment, health care, immigration, IP, labor and employment, litigation, M&A, private clients, real estate, tax, and white collar. Its clients include Best Buy, Domino's Pizza, JPMorgan Chase, Nordstrom, and Public Storage, just to name a few.
10.42% of
2021 Ranking #10
Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
#11
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.
Dallas-based Carrington Coleman is a full-service law firm with three offices in Texas. Though the firm keeps a relatively small roster, with just over 50 attorneys on staff, the firm maintains a strong reputation in the Lone Star state and beyond. The firm’s legal services are wide ranging, with emphases on complex litigation, business and real estate transactional matters, and corporate insolvency and restructuring matters. Household-name clients have included Southwest Airlines, Aon Corporation and Fannie Mae, to name a few.
8.42% of
2021 Ranking #11
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.
#12
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, LLP
Founded in 1995 in Houston, Texas, Smyser Kaplan & Veselka is a litigation boutique with just under 30 attorneys. The firm’s practice includes commercial disputes, white collar, energy, intellectual property, healthcare, and securities. The firm is known for litigating high-profile matters to trial but also skillfully steers cases to arbitration when necessary. Among Smyser Kaplan & Veselka’s clients are Shell Oil Company, Michael’s Organization, Celotex, Visa, Quantlab Financial LLC, BNSF Railway Company, and BHP Billiton Petroleum.
5.41% of
2021 Ranking #Not Ranked
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, LLP
#13
McGinnis Lochridge
McGinnis Lochridge is a Texas firm through and through, with offices in Austin, Dallas, Decatur, and Houston. The firm offers a wide range of legal services to its clients, which include individuals and startups, Fortune 100 companies, government bodies, and nonprofits. McGinnis Lochridge initially focused on the oil and gas, water, electric power, government relations, and construction sectors—and while the firm has expanded, these original practice areas are still at the heart of the firm. 
4.21% of
2021 Ranking #13
McGinnis Lochridge
#13
Wick Phillips
Full-service law firm Wick Phillips has three Texas offices—in Austin, Dallas, and Houston—from which approximately 70 experienced attorneys handle matters in bankruptcy, labor and employment, litigation, tax law, banking and finance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and more. As a full-service firm, Wick Phillips has served clients in a number of industries, including banking and finance; construction and real estate; retail, restaurants, and financing; and oil, gas, and other natural resources.
4.21% of
2021 Ranking #15
Wick Phillips
#15
Chamberlain Hrdlicka
At about 150 attorneys strong, Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s roots are in tax law, and more than one-third of the firm’s lawyers practice entirely in tax law or have a strong tax background. The firm has expanded its expertise to include practice areas such as securities and finance, estate planning, international and immigration law, intellectual property, energy and maritime law, real estate, and litigation. The firm serves clients ranging from small startups to large, multinational corporations in industries including automotive, banking, bioscience, chemical, construction, energy, financial, insurance, manufacturing, medical, real estate, retail, and technology.
3.81% of
2021 Ranking #12
Chamberlain Hrdlicka