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Cox Smith Earns 29 Tier 1 2014 “Best Law Firm” Rankings from U.S. News - Best Lawyers

December 10, 2013

Cox Smith, the largest Texas law firm headquartered in San Antonio, today announced 29 of its practice areas earned Tier 1 rankings in the 2014 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® ranking of the nation’s best law firms. In addition to its recognition in Austin, Dallas 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:

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

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

  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment 

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

  • Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants  

In Austin, the firm earned Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Water Law

In Dallas, the firm earned Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings in:

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Mediation

According to U.S. News - Best Lawyers, the rankings provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. The mission of “Best Law Firms” is to help guide referring lawyers and clients — from the country’s largest companies requiring corporate legal advice to individuals seeking counsel regarding personal legal issues. The 2014 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 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. In addition, to provide personal insight, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented in the decision-making process. The rankings in their entirety are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.  

“Being recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers again in so many categories across our offices is a great honor for everyone at Cox Smith. Cox Smith is a growing Texas firm and the variety of practice areas ranked is a good representation of the breadth of our experience,” said Jamie Smith, managing director of Cox Smith.