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Chambers Regional Spotlight 2024

AustinHoustonCorpus ChristiEl PasoSan Antonio

Dallas

Corpus Christi

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Dallas

Introducing the 2023 Chambers Regional Spotlight Rankings for Texas

Corporate / Commercial

Austin’s strong technology focus and resurgence of energy related transactions is encapsulated by many of the firms here handling local aspects of significant matters. We also list firms that demonstrate particular skill acting for venture capital funds and emerging growth businesses, as well as organizations in the healthcare sector. 

Dispute Resolution

Austin’s vibrant litigation market is maturing with household name corporates settling into the city. Matters handled include general business disputes, intellectual property, fraud, construction and contentious work in the oil and gas space. These small and medium-sized firms also frequently cater for clients in the construction and technology sectors. 

Corporate / Commercial

The recent increase in transaction volume largely driven by macro-economic trends is reflected in the range transactional related work handled by the listed firms. Work includes corporate M&A, private equity matters and real estate acquisitions.  

Dispute Resolution

Dallas’ diversified litigation market is reflected here, with boutiques operating across a range of industries spanning energy, life-sciences, environment, financial services and banking. These Texas Spotlight firms handle a range of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as assisting with domestic arbitration.  

Intellectual Property

Increasing activity in the IP space in Dallas has allowed many local firms to take on significant mandates for a broad range of domestic and international clients. These firms handle an array of transactional and contentious matters including trade secrets, copyright and patent work. 

Corporate / Commercial

El Paso’s distinct legal market means firms are uniquely positioned to advise on international transactions between the US and Mexico. Gordon Davis’ transactional work includes corporate, real estate and bankruptcy matters.

Corporate / Commercial

In Corpus Christi’s distinctive market, firms frequently handle M&A and private equity transactions for a range of individual and corporate clients. Branscomb Law is singled out for its comprehensive work in the lower mid-market. 

Dispute Resolution

The San Antonio firms we’ve highlighted below are disputes specialists who operate in distinct sectors in the San Antonio market, Santoyo Wehmeyer handles a range of oil and gas matters while Prichard Young works on catastrophic injury and product liability.  

Corporate / Commercial

Both Elder Bray and Golden Steves & Gordon have carved out a space for themselves in San Antonio’s tight-knit market. Firms advise individuals, corporate clients and a host of regional developers on a wide range of high-value transactions. 

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Houston’s growth market for capital investment has resulted in an increase of energy-related transactions, real estate development work and mergers and acquisitions of which the firms listed have taken a sizeable share. These spotlight firms regularly work across a range of lower to mid-market transactions. 

Corporate / Commercial

Dispute Resolution

This table captures Houston’s interesting ecosystem of litigation boutiques. The firms listed below handle work across the full spectrum of litigation, with disputes ranging from general commercial, insurance, white-collar to catastrophic injury and mass torts. A sizeable portion of contentious work is fueled by Houston’s energy industry. 

Austin

El Paso

Houston

San Antonio

Chambers is on a mission to uncover and champion the best legal talent across the United States, wherever it exists, starting with shining a spotlight on Texas. The state of Texas, home to five of the top fifteen US cities by population, is a thriving market with a number of distinct and growing legal centers. 

We sought to identify the leading small to medium-sized law firms offering a credible alternative to Big Law. The ranked firms were selected based on independent and in-depth market analysis, coupled with an assessment of their experience, expertise and calibre of talent. 

We have awarded a Chambers Regional Spotlight ranking to 85 firms across 15 tables in 6 cities within Texas. The ranked firms are recognized for their strengths in dispute resolution, corporate/commercial, labor & employment and intellectual property matters.

Industry acceleration in tech and energy transition has created myriad opportunities in the Austin market. The spotlight firms handle a variety of IP matters ranging from patent prosecution and patent litigation to trademark and copyright work. 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

The spotlight firms for IP in Houston are active in sectors ranging from life-sciences, biotech, medical devices and data security, reflecting the growth of pioneering technology companies in Texas. These firms handle a wide variety of patent and trademark litigation.  

Labor and Employment

These spotlight firms in Houston have carved out a space in the labor and employment market, representing plaintiffs, executives, employers and labor unions in a range of disputes. They are noted for their sector specific experience pertaining to the energy and healthcare industries, among others.  

Austin Corporate / Commercial
Dwyer Murphy Calvert LLP
Gjerset & Lorenz LLP
Huggins Reddien LLP
Kastner Gravelle LLP
Kruger Carson PLLC
Potts Blacklock Senterfitt PLLC
Queen Saenz & Schutz PLLC
Stahl, Davies, Sewell, Chavarria & Friend LLP
Austin Dispute Resolution
Cain & Skarnulis PLLC
Jackson, Sjoberg, McCarthy & Townsend LLP
Lehotsky Keller LLP
Thomas Williams McConnell PLLC
Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP
Austin IP
Armond Wilson LLP
Parker Highlander PLLC
Slayden Grubert Beard PLLC
Houston Dispute Resolution
Arnold & Itkin LLP
Berg & Androphy
Bissinger, Oshman, Williams & Strasburger LLP
Burford Perry LLP
Crain Caton & James
Drumheller, Hollingsworth & Monthy LLP
Fogler, Brar, O'Neil & Gray LLP
Fulkerson Lotz LLP
Pierce & O’Neill LLP
Roach & Newton LLP
Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP
Rusty Hardin & Associates LLP
Shannon, Martin, Finkelstein, Alvarado & Dunne PC
Strawn Pickens LLP
Ware, Jackson, Lee, O'Neill, Smith & Barrow LLP
Corpus Christi Corporate / Commercial
Branscomb Law
Dallas Corporate / Commercial
Block & McNeill LLP
Braumiller Law Group PLLC
ByrdAdatto
Cherry Petersen Landry Albert LLP
Egan Nelson LLP
Patel Law Group PLLC
Wick Phillips
Dallas Dispute Resolution
Arcadi Jackson LLP
Bailey Brauer PLLC
Beckham Portela
Brown Fox PLLC
Carter Arnett PLLC
Diamond McCarthy LLP
Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC
Figari + Davenport LLP
Godwin Bowman PC
Hallett & Perrin PC
Hedrick Kring Bailey PLLC
Kessler Collins PC
Koning Rubarts LLP
Padfield & Stout LLP
Reese Marketos LLP
Tillotson Johnson & Patton
Dallas IP
Bragalone Olejko Saad LLP
Buether Joe & Counselors LLC
Grable Martin Fulton PLLC
Hitchcock Evert LLP
Klemchuk LLP
Munck Wilson Mandala LLP
Nelson Bumgardner Conroy PC
Skiermont Derby LLP
The Richard Law Group
El Paso Dispute Resolution
Mounce Green Myers Safi Paxson & Galatzan PC
Houston Corporate / Commercial
Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC
Looper Goodwine PC
Schlanger Silver LLP
Wilson, Cribbs + Goren PC
Houston IP
Baker Williams Matthiesen LLP
Blue Peak Law Group LLP
Boulware & Valoir PLLC
Cabello Hall Zinda PLLC
Cadwell Clonts Reeder & Thomas LLP
Conley Rose PC
Fletcher Yoder PC
Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP
Houston Labor & Employment
Muskat, Mahony & Devine LLP
Oberti Sullivan LLP
San Antonio Dispute Resolution
Prichard Young LLP
Ray Peña McChristian PC
Santoyo Wehmeyer PC
San Antonio Corporate / Commercial
Elder Bray & Bankler P.C.
Golden Steves & Gordon LLP
El Paso Corporate / Commercial
Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane PC

Dispute Resolution

This Spotlight firm has taken a sizeable share of El Paso’s litigation work with disputes ranging from real estate, general business matters to product liability and medical malpractice. The group is noted for handling matters at the crossroads of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico.

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Austin Corporate / Commercial
Dwyer Murphy Calvert LLP
Gjerset & Lorenz LLP
Huggins Reddien LLP
Kastner Gravelle LLP
Kruger Carson PLLC
Potts Blacklock Senterfitt PLLC
Queen Saenz & Schutz PLLC
Stahl, Davies, Sewell, Chavarria & Friend LLP
Austin Dispute Resolution
Cain & Skarnulis PLLC
Jackson, Sjoberg, McCarthy & Townsend LLP
Lehotsky Keller LLP
Thomas Williams McConnell PLLC
Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP
Austin IP
Armond Wilson LLP
Parker Highlander PLLC
Slayden Grubert Beard PLLC
Corpus Christi Corporate / Commercial
Branscomb Law
Dallas Corporate / Commercial
Block & McNeill LLP
Braumiller Law Group PLLC
ByrdAdatto
Cherry Petersen Landry Albert LLP
Egan Nelson LLP
Patel Law Group PLLC
Wick Phillips
Dallas Dispute Resolution
Arcadi Jackson LLP
Bailey Brauer PLLC
Beckham Portela
Brown Fox PLLC
Carter Arnett PLLC
Diamond McCarthy LLP
Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC
Figari + Davenport LLP
Godwin Bowman PC
Hallett & Perrin PC
Hendrick Kring Bailey PLLC
Kessler Collins PC
Koning Rubarts LLP
Padfield & Stout LLP
Reese Marketos LLP
Tillotson Johnson & Patton
El Paso Dispute Resolution
Mounce Green Myers Safi Paxson & Galatzan PC
El Paso Corporate / Commercial
Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane PC
San Antonio Corporate / Commercial
Elder Bray & Bankler P.C.
Golden Steves & Gordon LLP
San Antonio Dispute Resolution
Prichard Young LLP
Ray Peña McChristian PC
Santoyo Wehmeyer PC
Houston Labor & Employment
Muskat, Mahony & Devine LLP
Oberti Sullivan LLP
Houston Dispute Resolution
Arnold & Itkin LLP
Berg & Androphy
Bissinger, Oshman, Williams & Strasburger LLP
Burford Perry LLP
Crain Caton & James
Drumheller, Hollingsworth & Monthy LLP
Fogler, Brar, O'Neil & Gray LLP
Fulkerson Lotz LLP
Pierce & O’Neill LLP
Roach & Newton LLP
Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP
Rusty Hardin & Associates LLP
Shannon, Martin, Finkelstein, Alvarado & Dunne PC
Strawn Pickens LLP
Ware, Jackson, Lee, O'Neill, Smith & Barrow LLP
Houston IP
Baker Williams Matthiesen LLP
Blue Peak Law Group LLP
Boulware & Valoir PLLC
Cabello Hall Zinda PLLC
Cadwell Clonts Reeder & Thomas LLP
Conley Rose PC
Fletcher Yoder PC
Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP
Houston Corporate / Commercial
Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC
Looper Goodwine PC
Schlanger Silver LLP
Wilson, Cribbs + Goren PC
Dallas IP
Bragalone Olejko Saad LLP
Buether Joe & Counselors LLC
Grable Martin Fulton PLLC
Hitchcock Evert LLP
Klemchuk LLP
Munck Wilson Mandala LLP
Nelson Bumgardner Conroy PC
Skiermont Derby LLP
The Richard Law Group