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Hicks Thomas Named to 2020 List of Best Law Firms by US News - Best Lawyers

HOUSTON – For the third consecutive year, Hicks Thomas LLP has been selected to the list of the nation’s leading law firms by U.S. News World & Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

The firm has consistently earned Tier 1 rankings nationally and in the Houston metro area for its work in oil & gas law, as well as among the top tier of firms in Houston for commercial litigation. This year the firm also is being recognized for its intellectual property litigation work in the metro area.

To be considered for the annual Best Law Firms listing, a firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the current Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s oldest peer-review lawyer guide. Five Hicks Thomas partners earned that honor earlier this year: co-founder John B. Thomas and partners Robin Harrison, Paul Mitchell, Allen Rustay, and Stephen Barrick.

Selection into Best Law Firms also is 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. Tier rankings are determined by the scores the firms receive. For a complete listing of top law firms for 2020, visit

For more than 20 years, Hicks Thomas has represented a diverse range of clients in significant litigation in state and federal courts across the country, as well as in domestic and international arbitration in the U.S. and abroad.

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, Amarillo, 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.