Thompson & Knight Ranked Among Nation’s Leading Law Firms by Chambers USA

DALLAS, Texas – The 2021 edition of Chambers USA recognizes Thompson & Knight as a leading law firm in 15 practice categories, with 36 individual lawyer rankings listed among the nation’s preeminent practitioners.

The Firm is once again highly ranked nationwide in the Oil & Gas Litigation and Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) categories, while also listed as a Band 1 Texas firm in the Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) and Real Estate categories.

Additionally, Thompson & Knight is recognized among Texas’ leading firms in Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A: The Elite, Environment, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, and Tax. In Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas, the Firm is ranked highly in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Litigation: General Commercial categories.

Chambers USA cites Thompson & Knight clients who say:

“Thompson & Knight is excellent at handling our matters.”

“The firm consistently delivers exceptional work at reasonable rates.”

“The team works really well together and is generally fun to problem solve with. They understand our business and provide support and insight into future problems in a practical way.”

“They have got outstanding knowledge of the (oil and gas) industry and are extremely commercial. They have an ability to focus on the most important aspects of a deal and get those deals done.”

“They are able to muster deep expertise to develop and execute comprehensive litigation strategy for the issue at hand.”

The following is the full list of ranked Firm attorneys, with some lawyers listed in more than one category:

Gregory D. Binns, Oil & Gas Litigation
Andrew B. Derman, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Craig A. Haynes, Oil & Gas Litigation
Mary A. McNulty, Tax: Controversy
Emily A. Parker, Tax: Controversy
Bruce S. Sostek, Intellectual Property

Roger D. Aksamit, Tax
David M. Bennett, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
J. Patrick Bredehoft, Healthcare
Anthony J. Campiti, Labor & Employment
Max Ciccarelli, Intellectual Property
Katherine L. Coleman, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Andrew Cookingham, Healthcare
Andrew P. Flint, Banking & Finance
Benjamin B. Hallmark, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Herbert J. Hammond, Intellectual Property
James B. Harris, Environment
Andrew A. Ingrum, Real Estate
Wilson G. Jones, Healthcare
William M. Katz, Jr., Antitrust
Todd D. Keator, Tax
Jessica Magee, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
James W. McKellar, Banking & Finance
Mary A. McNulty, Tax: Litigation
Bruce W. Merwin, Construction
James C. Morriss III, Environment
Cassandra G. Mott, Banking & Finance
Phillip G. Oldham, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Emily A. Parker, Tax: Litigation
Phillip B. Philbin, Intellectual Property
Ashley T. K. Phillips, Environment
Richard B. Roper, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Mark M. Sloan, Real Estate
Bruce S. Sostek, Intellectual Property
Rex D. VanMiddlesworth, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Mark Weibel, Real Estate

Chambers USA exclusively lists attorneys who are strongly recommended from in-depth interviews with peers and clients. Rankings in the U.S. directory are assessed on specific criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, and commitment. The online version of Chambers USA can be found at