Rankings & Awards
U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has highly ranked Crowe & Dunlevy in its 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings, and for the eighth consecutive year, the firm has received the most Metropolitan Tier 1 practice area rankings of any firm in Oklahoma with 51 Tier 1 rankings in Oklahoma City and 22 in Tulsa. The firm also received a total of 10 Tier 2 rankings and five Tier 3 rankings.
The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey, the Law Firm Leaders Survey and Best Lawyers® peer review. Methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical region and legal practice area.
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 is the only firm to be ranked in all Oklahoma areas of legal practice and one of only two firms ranked in the Native American law area of legal practice in Oklahoma. The firm received six Band 1 rankings in the following areas of legal practice: energy & natural resources, intellectual property, labor & employment, litigation: general commercial, Native American law and real estate, and a Band 2 ranking in the corporate/commercial area of legal practice.
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.
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 2018 edition of Best Lawyers recognizes 85 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.
Oklahoma Super Lawyers magazine recently selected 61 Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys for inclusion to its list of some of the state’s top lawyers in 2017. Twenty-five of the firm’s attorneys have been listed for 10 years by Oklahoma Super Lawyers. Additionally, 12 attorneys recognized as 2017 Oklahoma and 2018 Texas Rising Stars.
In addition to being included in the 2017 Super Lawyers publication, attorneys have been ranked in the Top 10 Oklahoma Super Lawyers 2017 list, Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers 2017 list, and Top 25 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers 2017 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.