Rankings & Awards

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

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

In the 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings, Crowe & Dunlevy received the most Tier 1 practice area rankings of any firm in Oklahoma. In addition, the firm received the most Tier 1 rankings in Oklahoma City and is the only firm with a metro Tier 1 ranking in Oklahoma City in Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law and in Municipal Law practice areas. The firm received a total of 72 Tier 1 rankings between Oklahoma City and Tulsa and 52 Tier 1 rankings in Oklahoma City. This is the seventh consecutive year Crowe & Dunlevy has received more Tier 1 rankings than any other firm in the state.

“The talent and experience of our attorneys have once again resulted in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® including us extensively in their rankings,” said Timila S. Rother, president and CEO of the firm. “We’re honored to be recognized in so many representative practice areas.”

Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for this achievement with positive ratings from clients and peers.

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, 30 attorneys were honored as leaders in their respective practice area.

Chambers USA 2017

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

Oklahoma Super Lawyers magazine recently selected 62 Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys for inclusion to its list of some of the state’s top lawyers in 2016. Twenty-five of the firm’s attorneys have been listed for 10 years by Oklahoma Super Lawyers. Additionally, 14 attorneys were recognized by the publication as Rising Stars; two of whom are new to the list this year.

In addition to being included in the 2016 Super Lawyers publication, attorneys have been ranked in the Top 10 Oklahoma Super Lawyers 2016 list, Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers 2016 list, and Top 25 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers 2016 list.

According to the Super Lawyers website, attorneys are selected through a 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 those who this criterion indicates are the state’s 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 2016
Selection Process

Benchmark Litigation & Benchmark Plaintiff

Crowe & Dunlevy law firm has achieved the highest level of rankings in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to the United States' leading litigation firms and attorneys. 

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. The 2017 Benchmark Litigation guide gives credit to the firm's Litigation & Trial, Appellate, Criminal Defense, Compliance & Investigations and Indian Law & Gaming Practice Groups.


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