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Ninth Year Thompson Coe Ranked in "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

November 1, 2019 Press Release

Dallas, TX, United States, November 1, 2019 -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the ninth consecutive year, announce Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in 1 practice areas and regionally in 9 practice areas. The leading survey of lawyers and law firms has ranked more than 13,372 firms in 75 practice across the nation to produce their list of 1st, 2nd and 3rd tier firms.

Firms included in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP received the following rankings in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms":

  • National Tier 2
    • Insurance Law
  • Regional Tier 1
    • Austin
      • Insurance Law
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Dallas/Fort Worth
      • Insurance Law
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Houston
      • Insurance Law
  • Regional Tier 2
    • Austin
      • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Regional Tier 3
    • Dallas/Fort Worth
      • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

The rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record," said the Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" press release. "To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 10,000 attorneys provided more than 800,000 law firm assessments, and over 10,000 clients provided more than 90,000 evaluations." 

Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Here is what a few had to say:

Although I work with attorneys from other offices of Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons periodically, most of my work with them is done through Rick Harmon and the Dallas office. They consistently provide the best available expertise in my area of property insurance, along with exceptionally responsive service and a high level of understanding of our needs and operations. Their attorneys are always civil and professional, even in hostile situations. I would highly recommend them to other property insurers.

Greg Farnik The Republic Group

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons attorney David Taylor has good judgment and is cost-effective, knowledgeable, experienced, personable, and responsive.

Kenneth Greenwald, Assistant Vice President
Liberty Ins. Co.

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons is our "go to" firm for coverage and defense matters.

Brian Martin and Will Moye at Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons are excellent lawyers who put the interest of their clients first.

Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. We asked this group to vote on law firms that have a preeminent national presence within specified legal practice area(s) they know well. For the third year, a Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented to provide personal insight on the legal landscape surrounding the nationally ranked practice areas. In addition to information from these surveys, the rankings incorporate the 7.3 million evaluations of 54,463 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its most recent annual survey.

In addition to lawyer and client feedback, law firms were asked to provide us with general demographic and background information on the law firm and attorneys, and other data that speaks to the strengths of a law firm’s practice areas. More information can be found here.