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About us: Awards and rankings

US awards and rankings 
Awards and rankings by industry sector

Awards and rankings by service

Other awards and rankings



US awards and rankings

Acritas Sharplegal Global Elite Brand Index, No. 4 among global legal brands, Acritas Sharplegal, 2016

American Lawyer, AmLaw100, Top 10 Law Firms by Gross Revenue: 10th with 2015 gross revenue of US$1.737bn, ALM Media Properties, LLC, 2016

American Lawyer, Global 100, Top Law Firms by Gross Revenue: 11th, ALM Media Properties, LLC, 2015

American Lawyer, Global 100, No. 6 among law firms for geographic diversity, ALM Media Properties, LLC, 2015

Best Law Firms, national Tier 1 law firm in 30 practice areas, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms: No. 25 among the top 28 law firms with the strongest brands in the legal market, BTI Consulting, 2016

BTI Most Recommended Law Firm, One of just 28 law firms to earn this distinction for three consecutive years, BTI Consulting, 2016

Chambers Global, leading law firm in 23 US and global practice areas, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, leading law firm in 27 state and national practice areas, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Corporate Board Member, America’s Best Corporate Law Firms, one of the top 25 corporate law firms in the US, Corporate Board Member, 2016

Global Competition Review, GCR 100: Global Elite: No. 8 among the top 25 global law firms for antitrust and competition matters, Law Business Research Ltd, 2015

International Law Office and Lexology, excellence in client service in the US (the only three-time winner), Globe Business Publishing Ltd., 2013, 2007, 2005

Latin Lawyer 250, top 250 international law firms, Law Business Research LTD, 2016

Law360, Global 20 list: No. 5 of the top 20 global firms in terms of global presence and “most significant and groundbreaking international and cross-border matters over the past year,” Portfolio Media, Inc., 2016

Legal 500 US, leading law firm in 25 national practice areas, The Legal 500, 2016

National Law Journal, The NLJ 500, No. 3 among the nation’s largest law firms as determined by number of worldwide FTE lawyers in 2015, ALM Media Properties, LLC, 2016

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers, 50 Best Law Firms for Women, Working Mother Media, 2016

Awards and rankings by industry sector

Financial institutions

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national rankings for securities/capital markets law and venture capital law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Best Law Firms, national rankings for banking and finance law, international trade and finance law, insurance law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, private funds/hedge funds law and real estate law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Banking & Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Retail, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Banking & Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Insurance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Real Estate, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Real Estate, The Legal 500, 2016

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Energy

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national rankings for energy law, natural resources law and oil & gas law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, Latin America-wide: Projects, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: Oil & Gas, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: LNG, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: PPP, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: Power, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Projects: LNG, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Projects: Oil & Gas, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Projects: PPP, Chambers & Partners, 2016

International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, Best US Law Firm, project finance, infrastructure and energy, Leaders League, 2016

International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, silver award for project finance, infrastructure and energy, Leaders League, 2015

Legal 500 Latin America, International Firms: Projects and Energy, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide Energy: Litigation, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide Energy: Transactions, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide Energy: Regulatory, The Legal 500, 2016

Infrastructure, mining and commodities

Best Law Firms, national ranking for project finance law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: Oil & Gas, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: LNG, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: PPP, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: Power, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, Latin America-wide: Projects, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500 Latin America, International Firms: Projects and Energy, The Legal 500, 2016

IFLR 1000, leading North American law firm for project finance, Legal Media Group, 2016

International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, Best US Law Firm, infrastructure and energy, Leaders League, 2015

International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, silver award for project finance, infrastructure and energy, Leaders League, 2015

Legal 500 Latin America, International Firms: Projects & Energy, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Project Finance, Advice to Lender, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Project Finance, Advice to Sponsor, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US Awards, Team of the Year: Project Finance, The Legal 500, 2014, 2015

Transport

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for equipment finance law and transportation law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Aviation: Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Transportation: Aviation: Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Global Transport Finance, Transport Finance Law Firm of the Year, Nimrod Finance Publications Ltd., 2015

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Asset Financing and Leasing, The Legal 500, 2016

Technology and innovation

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for technology law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Best Law Firms, national rankings for information technology law and biotechnology law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Technology: Corporate & Commercial, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Marketing and Advertising, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Technology: data protection and privacy, The Legal 500, 2016

Life sciences and healthcare

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for healthcare law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Healthcare, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, District of Columbia: Healthcare, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Healthcare, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Healthcare: Life Sciences, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Healthcare: Service Providers, The Legal 500, 2016

LMG Life Sciences Recommended Law Firm, US: Corporate, Euromoney Intuitional Investor PLC, 2016

Awards and rankings by service

Antitrust and competition

Best Law Firms, national ranking for antitrust, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Antitrust, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Global Competition Review, GCR 100: Global Elite: No. 8 among the top 25 global law firms for antitrust and competition matters, Law Business Research Ltd, 2015

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Antitrust: Civil Litigation & Class Actions, The Legal 500, 2016

Corporate, M&A and securities

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Banking & Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500 EMEA, Saudi Arabia: Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 EMEA, Bahrain: Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 EMEA, Untied Arab Emirates: Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Asset Financing & Leasing, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m), The Legal 500, 2016

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for corporate law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Best Law Firms, Tier 2 national ranking for leveraged buyouts and private equity law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for mergers & acquisitions law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for securities/capital markets law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for venture capital law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

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Dispute resolution and litigation

Benchmark Litigation, Highly Recommended law firm in Texas, Euromoney Intuitional Investor PLC, 2017

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national rankings for the following litigation categories: antitrust, appellate bankruptcy, commercial litigation, environmental, ERISA, intellectual property, mass tort/class actions – defendants, and patent, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Dispute Resolution, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Insurance: Contentious, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Product Liability & Mass Torts, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Litigation: General Commercial, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Law360, Litigation Powerhouse - Top 50 Firm for Litigation with  “deep legal talent to score remarkable wins for their clients over the past year,” Portfolio Media, Inc., 2016

Legal 500 EMEA, Saudi Arabia: Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 EMEA, United Arab Emirates: Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Marketing and Advertising, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: International Litigation, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Technology: data protection and privacy, The Legal 500, 2016

Texas Lawyer, 2016 Litigation Department of the Year – Large Firms, ALM Media Properties, LLC, 2016

Employment and labor

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for employment law – management, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Best Law Firms, national rankings for employee benefits (ERISA) law and labor & employment litigation, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Labor & Employment, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Energy

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national rankings for energy law, natural resources law and oil & gas law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide Projects: LNG, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide Projects: Oil & Gas, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide Projects: PPP, Chambers & Partners, 2016

International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, Best US Law Firm: project finance, infrastructure and energy, Leaders League, 2016

Legal 500 Latin America, International Firms: Projects and Energy, The Legal 500, 2015

Legal 500 US, Nationwide Energy: Litigation, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide Energy: Transactions, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide Energy: Regulatory, The Legal 500, 2016

Environmental

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national rankings for environmental law and environmental litigation, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Environment, Chambers & Partners, 2016

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Financial restructuring and insolvency

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national rankings for bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, and bankruptcy litigation, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chambers & Partners, 2016

The Deal, Out-of-Court Restructuring: 6th in number of US deals advised from Oct. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015, The Deal, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Corporate Restructuring/Bankruptcy, The Legal 500, 2016

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Healthcare

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for healthcare law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers USA, District of Columbia: Healthcare, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Healthcare, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Healthcare, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Healthcare: Life Sciences, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Healthcare: Service Providers, The Legal 500, 2016

Intellectual property

WTR 1000 – United States: Minnesota, Trademark and Brand Protection, World Trademark Review, 2017

WTR 1000 – United States: Texas, Trademark and Brand Protection, World Trademark Review, 2017

IP Stars, Americas – US, Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution, Managing Intellectual Property, 2017

IP Stars, Americas – US, Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution, Managing Intellectual Property, 2016

IP Stars, Americas - US, Patent Prosecution, PTAB Litigation, Managing Intellectual Property, 2016

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national rankings for copyright law, intellectual property litigation, patent litigation, patent law and trademark law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, US: Intellectual Property: Patent, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Intellectual Property, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Minnesota: Intellectual Property, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Intellectual Property, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Intellectual Property, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation (Full Coverage), The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Intellectual Property: Trademarks: Litigation, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Intellectual Property: Trademarks: Non-Contentious (Full Coverage), The Legal 500, 2016

IAM Patent 1000, leading Texas patent practice, Gold Band, Litigation, Intellectual Asset Management 2015

IAM Patent 1000, leading Texas patent practice, Recommended, Prosecution, Intellectual Asset Management 2015

IAM Patent 1000, leading Texas patent practice, Recommended, Transactions, Intellectual Asset Management 2015

IAM Patent 1000, leading Texas patent practice, Intellectual Asset Management, 2016

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International arbitration

Best Law Firms, national rankings for international arbitration – commercial and international arbitration – governmental, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Arbitration (International), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, Latin America-wide: Arbitration (International), Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: International Arbitration, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Latin America, Latin America-wide: International Arbitration, Chambers & Partners, 2017

Chambers USA, Nationwide: International Arbitration, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Global Arbitration Review, GAR 30: Listed among the world’s top 30 arbitration practices, Law Business Research, 2016

International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, Silver Award: International Arbitration, Leaders League, 2016

International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, Best US Law Firm: International Arbitration, Leaders League, 2015

Legal 500 Latin America, International Firms: International Arbitration, The Legal 500, 2015

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: International Arbitration, The Legal 500, 2016

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Insurance

Best Law Firms, national ranking for insurance law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Insurance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Insurance: Contentious, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Insurance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

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Latin America

Chambers Global, Latin America-wide: Fraud & Corporate Investigations, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: Latin America-wide, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Latin America, Latin America-wide: International Arbitration, Chambers & Partners, 2017

Latin Lawyer 250, top 250 international law firms practicing in Latin America, Law Business Research Ltd., 2015

Legal 500 Latin America, International Firms: International Arbitration, The Legal 500, 2015

Legal 500 Latin America, International Firms: Projects & Energy, The Legal 500, 2015

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Products, Pharma, Medical and Mass Tort

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for mass tort/class actions – defendants, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Product Liability & Mass Torts, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort – Defense, The Legal 500, 2016

Project finance

Best Law Firms, national ranking for project finance law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: LNG, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: PPP, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, Latin America-wide: Projects, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: Oil & Gas, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, USA: Projects: Power, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Latin America: Latin America-wide: Projects, Chambers & Partners, 2017

Chambers USA, Nationwide Projects: LNG, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide Projects: Oil & Gas, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide Projects: PPP, Chambers & Partners, 2016

IFLR 1000, leading North American law firm for project finance, Legal Media Group, 2016

International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, Best US Law Firm, infrastructure and energy, Leaders League, 2016

International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, silver award for project finance, infrastructure and energy, Leaders League, 2015

Legal 500 Latin America, International Firms: Projects and Energy, The Legal 500, 2015

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Project Finance, Advice to Lender, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Project Finance, Advice to Sponsor, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US Awards, Team of the Year: Project Finance, The Legal 500, 2014, 2015

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Public finance

The American Lawyer, 2016 Corporate Scorecard – Municipal Bonds: No. 8 by volume and No. 4 in value with 375 issues totaling US$14.08bn as underwriter’s counsel and in the top 5 in value and volume with 353 issues totaling US$13bn as bond counsel, ALM Media Properties, LLC, 2016

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national ranking for public finance law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Banking & Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Banking & Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Real estate

Best Law Firms, national ranking for real estate law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Real Estate, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Retail, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Commercial Property Executive, Leading Real Estate Firms, ranked 15th among the top 30 real estate practices in the nation, Commercial Property Executive, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Real Estate, The Legal 500, 2016

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Regulations, Investigations, Securities and Compliance

Best Law Firms, national ranking for securities litigation, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Corporate Investigations, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Global, Latin America-wide: Fraud & Corporate Investigations, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers Latin America, Latin America-wide: Fraud & Corporate Investigations, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Global Investigations Review, GIR 30: No. 24, Law Business Research LTD, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Securities: Shareholder Litigation, The Legal 500, 2016

Tax

Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national rankings for tax law and trusts & estates law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016

Chambers Global, Global-wide: Tax, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Nationwide: Tax: Controversy, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Chambers USA, Texas: Tax, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide Tax: Controversy, The Legal 500, 2016

Legal 500 US, Nationwide: Tax: Domestic Tax, The Legal 500, 2016

Americas Tax Awards 2016, Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year, International Tax Review, 2016

Wealth Management

Chambers HNW, Texas: Private Wealth Law, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Other awards and rankings

Diversity

Corporate Equality Index, perfect score of 100 percent for policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2016

Crain’s New York Business, Linda Addison: 50 Most Powerful Women in New York (third time to receive honor), Crain’s New York Business, 2015

Dell Legal Diversity Award, Dell, Inc., 2015

Diversity Leader Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2016

Savoy Magazine, Shauna Clark: Most Influential Black Lawyers, Savoy Media Group Inc., 2015

Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), Gold Standard Certification, recognizing our incorporation of women into top leadership positions (five-time recipient), 2015

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers, 50 Best Law Firms for Women, Working Mother Media, 2016

Pro bono

Law Firm of the Year, Pro Bono Awards Celebration, Dallas Bar Association, 2016

Recipient of the Public Counsel Pro Bono Award for the firm’s extraordinary commitment to justice, Public Counsel, 2015

Multi-year award for large law firm category by the Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards Committee

Texas Access to Justice Commission, James B. Sales: recipient of the Emily C. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for career-long dedication to pro bono services, 2015

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