Best Lawyers in Dallas

Recognizing outstanding lawyers in the North Texas region

D Magazine is proud to annually honor exceptional lawyers in our May issue. The attorneys on our Best Lawyers list are peer-nominated on the basis that they offer unparalleled counsel in one of 34 categories.

These are members of the legal community representing the people and institutions of Dallas with mastery and drive.

Nominate a Lawyer

Nominations for the 2017 program has ended.


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Workout
  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Corporate Law: General
  • Corporate Law: Merger & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Securities/Capital Markets
  • Criminal Defense: General
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Construction Litigation
  • Digital Information Law
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Mass Tort
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & Enforcement
  • Tax: Erisa/Employee Benefits
  • Tax: General
  • Tax: Litigation
  • Tax: Trusts & Estates
  • Tort Product & Medical Liability Litigation: Defense
  • Tort Product & Medical Liability Litigation: Plaintiff

Best Lawyers 2017


How do I make nominations?

Nominations has closed.

When will winners be announced?

D Magazine will announce winners in early January.

How does D Magazine determine which lawyers make the list?

To compile our list of the best lawyers in Dallas, we ask lawyers with a valid Texas Bar number to nominate two lawyers outside their firm and one within their firm across all voting categories, keeping the following question in mind: “Which Dallas lawyers, of those whose work you have witnessed firsthand, would you rank among the current best? Answers may include co-counsel, lawyers you have observed in court, and opposing counsel.” After the votes are tallied, a panel of eminent lawyers will meet with our editors to evaluate the Best Lawyers in Dallas 2018 list. Self-nominations will not count. The panel’s anonymity is assured to allow the lawyers to speak freely about issues regarding their peers that would be known only to the legal community. After this list is completed, we turn over a copy to our sales staff. The sales department cannot add to or subtract from the list. They, in turn, offer full-profile advertisements to the winners. The editors have no idea who purchases these ads, which are found in a special advertising section somewhere else in the magazine. If lawyers decline to buy an ad, they are still listed.

Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact Emily Heft here. For advertising information, contact Kym Rock here.