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DALLAS – April 20, 2015 – Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P (Thompson Coe) is pleased to announce that the firm was ranked among the 100 best law firms for female attorneys by prominent legal news publication Law360. For the first time, Law360 has ranked the 100 best U.S. law firms for women, based on the firm's female representation at the partner and non-partner levels and its total number of female attorneys. Of over 300 U.S.-based law firms surveyed, Thompson Coe ranked 30th.

In addition to being ranked in the “Top 100 Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys,” Thompson Coe made a repeat appearance among the 25 firms that have made “significant strides toward gender equality at their highest ranks,” earning the designation of Law360 Ceiling Smasher. The 2015 Ceiling Smashers are the 25 U.S.-based law firms out of more than 300 surveyed that have the highest percentage of female partners, including equity and non-equity partners.

“The advancement and recruitment of female attorneys is a top priority for Thompson Coe,” said Rachael Chong Walters, Thompson Coe’s Diversity Committee Chair. "We are excited to be recognized in Law360’s 2014-2015 class of Ceiling Smashers and will continue to implement initiatives to foster the development of women within the firm.”

Women comprise over 30 percent of Thompson Coe partners and over 40 percent of associates. In addition, Thompson Coe has demonstrated a commitment to elevating women to key leadership positions in the firm. In fact, 2 of the firm’s 5 offices are managed by female attorneys.

About Thompson Coe

Thompson Coe is recognized for its civil litigation capabilities and its expertise in insurance law, and has offices in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, Texas, Saint Paul, Minnesota and Los Angeles, California.  Building its practice on a heritage of more than 60 years, the firm provides a full range of services to the insurance industry and offers many other client services in labor and employment, commercial litigation, products liability, professional liability, mass torts, appellate, commercial transactions, and data security. Thompson Coe represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies.