Our firm is fortunate to have a broad range of attorneys who have received honors and recognition from several esteemed sources.

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®

This award is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers. Our AV Preeminent attorneys are:

Best Lawyers in America© by Best Lawyers®

Recognized for 2023: based entirely on peer review within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Claire James was included to the list of “Ones to Watch.”

Texas Super Lawyers©

A select group of the top 5-percent of attorneys by region through peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers®. Our 2021 honorees include:

Helen Emerson and Claire James were named to the list of “Rising Stars.”

D Magazine

This award honors top lawyers in Dallas, as chosen by their peers.  Our 2021 honorees include:

Additional Honors

ABOTA: The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a national organization of leading trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation of civil jury trials. Sim Israeloff was elected to ABOTA in 2016.

IADC: Jonathan Spigel joined the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) in 2018. Membership is by nomination only. IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development.

Lions of the Texas Bar: Among numerous achievements, Mr. Jim Cowles was named as one of the “50 Lions of the Texas Bar” by Texas Lawbook in 2015.

Litigation Counsel of America: This invitation-only organization is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based on excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and for superior ethical reputation. Sim Israeloff was invited to become a Fellow in 2016.

Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas: Angela Lopez was named one of the 2017 Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas, Texas by the Texas Diversity Council. This award recognizes women who have not only achieved personal success, but have also made it possible for others to more easily follow in their footsteps.