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U.S. News-Best Lawyers Recognizes 50 Cox Smith Practices in “Best Law Firms”

December 16, 2014

Cox Smith, the largest Texas law firm headquartered in San Antonio, today announced 26 of its practice areas earned Tier 1 rankings in the 2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® ranking of the nation’s best law firms. In addition to its recognition in Austin, Dallas, Corpus Christi (McAllen), El Paso and San Antonio, the firm’s award-winning Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law practice was again recognized nationally (Tier 3).

In San Antonio, the firm earned Metropolitan Tier 1 (strongest) rankings in:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Municipal
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

In Austin, the firm earned Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in:

  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Environmental Law

In Dallas, the firm earned Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in:

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation

In El Paso, the firm received Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants

In Corpus Christi (McAllen), the firm received Tier 2 rankings in:

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

The firm’s Austin, Dallas and San Antonio offices were also recognized with 21 Tier 2 and Tier 3 rankings in various practice areas.

According to U.S. News - Best Lawyers, the 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas.

The 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

ABOUT “BEST LAW FIRMS”
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.