US News ā€“ Best Lawyers Name Hicks Thomas to Best Law Firms List for 2019

HOUSTON – Hicks Thomas LLP earned top-tier honors on the list of Best Law Firms for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, ranked for its exceptional commercial litigation and oil and gas law expertise.

The firm achieved Tier 1 rankings both nationally and in the Houston metro area for oil and gas law as well as a Tier 1 Houston ranking for commercial litigation. The firm is known for its diverse industry clientele and its representation of a variety of energy companies, oilfield services and pipeline companies.

Best Law Firms selections are based on voting by lawyers and on client surveys for expertise, responsiveness, business understanding, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether they would refer other clients to the firm.

A firm also must have at least one lawyer included in the current Best Lawyers in America. Hicks Thomas had three: firm founder John B. Thomas and firm partners Robin Harrison and Paul Mitchell. All were selected for their commercial litigation work. In addition, Mr. Thomas was recognized for his intellectual property litigation work, and Mr. Harrison was selected for his oil and gas law expertise. For a complete listing of the 2019 top firms, visit

The Hicks Thomas team includes seasoned trial and appellate lawyers with expertise in construction, energy, environmental law, securities litigation, insurance defense, intellectual property, fiduciary duty and product liability matters.

Founded in 1997, Texas-based Hicks Thomas LLP is a premier litigation firm representing plaintiffs and defendants across the nation with offices in Houston, Austin, Beaumont and Amarillo, Texas, and Sacramento, California. The firm provides in-depth experience in cases involving oil and gas, environmental, complex commercial, toxic tort, construction, products liability, corporate governance, securities, banking, insurance coverage, transportation, trade secrets and business litigation.