Crowe & Dunlevy has once again been highly ranked by Chambers & Partners, an international legal publisher, in its annual Chambers USA Directory. For the fourth year in a row, the firm is the only Oklahoma law firm ranked 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. In addition, 31 attorneys were honored as leaders in their respective practice area.
“We are grateful to our clients for this honor and are committed to continuing to serve our clients with the comprehensive and solution oriented legal skill that has earned us this exceptional ranking,” said Timila S. Rother, president and CEO of Crowe & Dunlevy. “As we continue to grow the depth and number of our practice areas, we hope to sustain this excellence. I am so proud of our firm and its recognition in Chambers & Partners and other industry associations.”
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), Mary Ellen Ternes (energy & natural resources: environment) and L. Mark Walker (energy & natural resources).
D. Michael McBride III was ranked as a Star Individual; Matthew B. Hickey, Drew T. Palmer and Christina M. Vaughn were ranked Up-and-Coming; and Gayle L. Barrett, Walter R. Echo-Hawk Jr. 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), 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 now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers 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.