Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP has received a Tier 1 national ranking in Insurance Law by U.S.News – Best Lawyers in "Best Law Firms" 2015. The leading survey of lawyers and law firms has ranked more than 12,095 firms in 74 practice across the nation to produce their list of 1st, 2nd and 3rd tier firms.
Thompson Coe's three Texas offices also received recognintion in the metropolitan rankings. The Austin office was selected as a "Tier 1" firm in Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, and "Tier 2" in Administrative/Regulatory Law. The Houston office was selected as a "Tier 1" firm in Insurance Law. The Dallas office received a "Tier 1" ranking in Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, "Tier 2" in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants,and "Tier 3" in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants.
From U.S. News-Best Lawyers
These inaugural rankings, which are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state, showcase 8,782 different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas. Full data is available online for the law firms that received rankings, from the largest firms in the country to hundreds of one-person and two-person law firms, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.
The mission of Best Law Firms from the start has been to help guide referring lawyers and clients – from the country’s largest companies needing corporate legal advice to individuals needing to get a divorce or write a will, along with referring lawyers everywhere, who need an especially high level of legal work because of the particularly difficult legal issues presented, or else legal issues of a particular magnitude – issues that have a bet-the-company implication for a corporation or a potentially life-changing result for an individual.
"U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings," says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. "This experience, coupled with our growing reputation as a leading career information resource, makes these law firm rankings a logical next step.”
“U.S. News is the world’s leading publisher of institutional rankings based on both objective data and peer evaluations,” says Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers. “We are combining this expertise with Best Lawyers’ experience of providing rankings of individual lawyers based on peer reviews for almost three decades. By combining hard data with peer reviews, and client assessments, we believe that we are providing users with the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”
Hard data fingures include numbers of lawyers and their previous experience, numbers of clients within different billing ranges, numbers of transactions and litigation matters at different dollar levels; pro-bono commitment, diversity, and other objective data.
Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.