We have been practicing law and positively impacting our clients in Dallas since Colonel Bill Thompson and Colonel Bob Knight opened their offices in 1887. We were among the first to practice law in Dallas' Old Red Courthouse and, as Dallas became an international center of commerce, finance, energy, and technology, our practice grew far beyond the city limits.
Here, our traditional focus on litigation remains strong, with well over a quarter of our attorneys engaged in trial and appellate work. Clients also benefit from our strength in energy, oil and gas, finance, real estate and banking, corporate reorganization and creditors' rights, corporate and securities, environmental, tax, labor and employment, and intellectual property.
Throughout Thompson & Knight's history, our resilience and our ability and willingness to adapt have fueled our success. In the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms," Thompson & Knight received 36 tier one rankings in the Dallas metropolitan area alone and the Firm was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law. Our rankings in prestigious publications such as Chambers USA 2017 by Chambers & Partners and The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 by Woodward/White Inc. are among the best in the nation. And, the Firm has been recognized in 2017 "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine.
Thompson & Knight is proud to have been honored since 2004 with the "Best Places to Work" award through an anonymous employee survey conducted by the Dallas Business Journal. Additionally, we are honored to be the only Texas-based law firm and among the top six law firms in the U.S. ranked in Vault's 2017 The Best Law Firms to Work For; and to be the only Dallas-based law firm ranked in the 2014 “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers.