Rankings & Awards

U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"

For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has highly ranked Oklahoma-based law firm Crowe & Dunlevy.

In the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings, Crowe & Dunlevy received the most Tier 1 practice area rankings of any firm in Oklahoma and is the only firm in Oklahoma with a Tier 1 ranking in Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law and Municipal Law practice areas. The firm received 74 Tier 1 rankings in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and 13 Tier 2 rankings. This is the sixth consecutive year Crowe & Dunlevy has received more Tier 1 rankings than any other firm in the state.

“We are proud to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a top law firm in the state,” said Kevin D. Gordon, president and CEO of Crowe & Dunlevy. “Our attorneys work diligently to provide comprehensive legal advice and expertise to clients at home and across the nation. This ranking is a testament to their commitment and dedication.”

Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2016 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. More than 21,000 attorneys provided almost 700,000 law firm assessments, and more than 8,000 clients provided more than 47,000 evaluations.

2017 Best Law Firms

Chambers USA

Chambers & Partners, an international legal publisher, has been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990 and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers & Partners ranks lawyers and law firms based on the research of its 150 full-time editors and researchers, as well as information submitted by law firms and in-depth telephone interviews with attorneys and firms. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

Crowe & Dunlevy was the only Oklahoma law firm ranked in Band 1, the highest ranking, in all seven major areas of legal practice in Oklahoma: corporate/commercial, energy and natural resources, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, Native American law and real estate. In addition, 31 attorneys were honored as leaders in their respective practice area.

Chambers USA 2016

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For a quarter century, Best Lawyers has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties.

Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. For the new U.S. edition, more than 50 percent of the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers cast more than 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.

The 2017 edition of Best Lawyers recognizes 77 Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys to the top lawyers in the nation. More than half of the Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys listed have been recognized for 10 or more years. Six of the firm’s attorneys have been listed in the guide every year since it first published in 1983.

Best Lawyers 2017
Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyers of the Year

Super Lawyers

Fifty-four Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys are listed in the 2015 Oklahoma Super Lawyers magazine, an annual publication that names America's top lawyers. Also in 2015, twenty-five of the firm’s attorneys reached a milestone of having been listed for 10 years and 13 are recognized as Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers, which has been publishing magazines since 1991, selects attorneys through a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Oklahoma Rising Stars recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Oklahoma Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2015
Selection Process

Benchmark Litigation & Benchmark Plaintiff

Crowe & Dunlevy law firm has achieved the highest level of rankings in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to the United States' leading litigation firms and attorneys. The firm has been named 2016 Oklahoma Firm of the Year.

The publication recognized Crowe & Dunlevy as a Highly Recommended firm, a designation held for firms that consistently receive the most mentions by peers and clients. Firms with the Highly Recommended distinction are generally regarded as dominant in their particular jurisdiction.

Seventeen Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys were recognized with individual distinctions by Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Plaintiff in 2015. Twelve attorneys were named 2015 Oklahoma Local Litigation Stars, and four were recognized as Future Stars. In addition, three attorneys were named 2015 Oklahoma Plaintiff Local Litigation Stars.

Benchmark Litigation 2016 Oklahoma Firm of the Year
Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Plaintiff 2015 Awards

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