Best of the Best: Hicks Thomas Named Among America's Best Law Firms for Fifth Straight Year

Firm honored for oil & gas law and commercial litigation

“When we first started this firm, we had two main objectives: do great work and always put client service first,” said Hicks Thomas partner John Thomas. “And we have never lost sight of that.”

Affirming its commitment to client service and delivering results, Hicks Thomas LLP is pleased to announce that it has once again been to the list of Best Law Firms in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, one of the most widely respected annual lawyer listings.

Through client reviews and attorney evaluations, the firm earned a Tier 1 ranking both nationally and in the Houston metro area for oil and gas law. It also received a top-tier ranking for its Houston commercial litigation practice.

Hicks Thomas has been recognized by Chambers and Partners, an organization that ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world, as an “accomplished team of commercial litigators with a wealth of trial experience.” The firm is known for its superior work representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts across the country.

Firm clients have called the firm “highly communicative and a constructive partner,” and added that the team’s “particular strength is the ability to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions”

Researchers from U.S. News and Best Lawyers base their selections on voting by lawyers and thousands of responses from law firm clients. Clients are surveyed on firm expertise, responsiveness, business understanding, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether they refer the firm to other clients.

Earlier this year, nine firm partners were selected to the annual Best Lawyers in America guide, which is the oldest peer-review lawyer listing in the country. At least one firm attorney must be recognized by Best Lawyers for the firm to make the Best Law Firms list.

Final results are available in the Best Law Firms publication and online at