2017 Top Attorneys

Need a lawyer? Start here with Fort Worth Magazine’s 2017 Top Attorneys, our annual listing of the best lawyers in town, as voted for by their peers.

This year’s list contains 832 lawyers, broken down by specialty and whether they’ve been in practice for more or less than five years. Lawyers voted online at fwtx.com earlier this year. The magazine applied a minimum number of votes it took to make the list, giving bonus weight to lawyers who made the list any of the prior three years. We asked a group of 25 highly regarded lawyers in the area to review the list prior to publication, and make recommendations on other lawyers who should be on the list, and even ones who should come off for any reason. With this input, we finalized the 2017 Top Attorneys list.

By including a lawyer on these lists, the magazine does not recommend or endorse his or her service. Lawyers whose names are in bold type received 20 or more votes. Lawyers whose names are in bold italic received 10-19 votes. Lawyers licensed as of December 2012 are considered to have more than five years in practice for this list.

— Research contributed by Kat Barclay and Sarah Jane Grisham

2017 Top Attorneys More than Five Years in Practice

ADMINISTRATIVE ADOPTION ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE
RESOLUTION
APPELLATE
ATTORNEY AD LITEM/GUARDIAN AD LITEM BANKING BANKRUPTCY BUSINESS/
COMMERCIAL
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CIVIL LAW,
LITIGATION
CIVIL LAW,
TRANSACTIONAL
COMMUNICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION CONSUMER CORPORATE COUNSEL CORPORATE FINANCE/
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
CRIMINAL EDUCATION/
SCHOOL LAW
ELDER LAW FAMILY
HEALTH IMMIGRATION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYEE
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYER LAND USE AND
ENVIRONMENT
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, DEFENSE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, PLAINTIFF
MOVING VIOLATIONS MUNICIPAL NONPROFIT LAW OIL AND GAS
PERSONAL INJURY, DEFENSE PERSONAL INJURY, PLAINTIFF PROBATE, ESTATES, TRUST PRODUCT LIABILITY
PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE, NONMEDICAL, DEFENSE PUBLIC FINANCE REAL ESTATE SECURITIES
SOCIAL SECURITY LAW SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT TAX TECHNOLOGY/VIRTUAL

2017 Top Attorneys Under Five Years in Practice

ADOPTION APPELLATE BUSINESS/
COMMERCIAL
CIVIL LAW,
LITIGATION
CIVIL LAW,
TRANSACTIONAL
CONSTRUCTION CORPORATE FINANCE/
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
CRIMINAL
FAMILY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYEE LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYER
OIL AND GAS PERSONAL INJURY, PLAINTIFF PROBATE, ESTATES, TRUST REAL ESTATE