Chambers & Partners Ranks Crowe & Dunlevy Highest in State

Only Oklahoma law firm with highest ranking for fifth consecutive year; 30 attorneys honored

For the fifth year in a row international legal publisher Chambers & Partners has ranked Crowe & Dunlevy as the only Oklahoma law firm in its annual Chambers USA Directory in Band 1, the highest ranking, in all seven areas of legal practice in Oklahoma: corporate commercial, energy & natural resources, intellectual property, labor & employment, litigation: general commercial, Native American law and real estate.* Additionally, 30 attorneys were honored as leaders in their respective practice areas.

“Our continued excellence in this ranking reflects our commitment to provide comprehensive, innovative and effective legal services to our clients,” said Timila S. Rother, president and CEO of Crowe & Dunlevy. “I am grateful to our clients for their feedback, on which the rankings are based, and congratulate our attorneys on this achievement.”

Twelve Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys received Band 1 rankings: LeAnne Burnett (energy & natural resources: environment), Leonard Court (labor & employment), John J. Griffin Jr. (energy & natural resources), James H. Holloman Jr. (corporate/commercial: tax), Michael S. Laird (real estate), Clyde A. Muchmore (litigation: general commercial), Karen S. Rieger (corporate/commercial: healthcare), Malcolm E. Rosser IV (real estate), Roger A. Stong (corporate/commercial), David M. Sullivan (intellectual property), L. Mark Walker (energy & natural resources) and Terry L. Watt, Ph.D. (intellectual property).

D. Michael McBride III was ranked as a Star Individual; Matthew B. Hickey and Christina M. Vaughn were ranked Up-and-Coming; and Gayle L. Barrett and D. Kent Meyers were honored as Senior Statesmen.

Attorneys also receiving high rankings include Zach Allen (real estate), Adam W. Childers (labor & employment), Harvey D. Ellis Jr. (litigation: general commercial), Michael J. Gibbens (litigation: general commercial), Jimmy K. Goodman (Native American law), Susan E. Huntsman (Native American law), James W. Larimore (corporate/commercial), Greg McKenzie (energy & natural resources), Mack J. Morgan III (litigation: general commercial), Judy Hamilton Morse (litigation: general commercial), Drew T. Palmer (intellectual property), Donald K. Shandy (energy & natural resources: environment), Randall J. Snapp (labor & employment) and L. Mark Walker (energy & natural resources: environment).

The Chambers guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990 and cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. 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.


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