OKLAHOMA CITY – Crowe & Dunlevy and firm attorney Cynda C. Ottaway have been ranked in Band 1, the highest ranking*, in international legal publisher Chambers & Partners’ 2018 High Net Worth (HNW) Guide. In Oklahoma, only Crowe & Dunlevy and Ottaway have been consecutively ranked in Band 1 since the inception of the HNW Guide. This year, the firm is one of three firms ranked in Band 1 in the state, and Ottaway is one of three attorneys ranked in Band 1 in private wealth law in Oklahoma.
Based in Oklahoma City, Ottaway is chair of the firm’s Private Wealth & Closely-Held Business Practice Group and a member of the Taxation Practice Group. Her practice focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administration and litigation and planning for closely-held family businesses. She has experience in wealth transfer techniques and assists individuals and businesses with succession planning. Ottaway serves as past president of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the leading trust and estate organization of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers. She received her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Chambers & Partners also recently ranked Crowe & Dunlevy as 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 in its 2018 USA Directory. In total, 26 attorneys were honored as leaders in their respective practice areas.
The Chambers guides have been ranking law firms and lawyers since 1990 and cover 185 jurisdictions. Chambers ranks lawyers and law firms based on the research of its 170 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 has no input in the rating methodologies used by Chambers & Partners.