D Magazine Presents

Best Lawyers
in Dallas

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 40 categories.

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

Nominations for the 2025 program will open October 2024.

Enter your information below to be notified when nominations are open.


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Workout
  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Law: General
  • Corporate Law: Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law: Private Equity
  • Corporate Law: Technology Transactions
  • Corporate Securities/Capital Markets
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • Criminal Defense: General
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Digital Information & Technology
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Healthcare (Transactional)
  • Immigration
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property: General
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright
  • Labor & Employment
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Mass Tort
  • Probate: Trusts & Estates
  • Professional Nonmedical Liability Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & Enforcement
  • Tax: ERISA/Employee Benefits
  • Tax: General
  • Tax: Litigation
  • Tax: Trusts & Estates
  • Tort: Personal Injury, Product & Medical Liability (Defense)
  • Tort: Personal Injury, Product & Medical Liability (Plaintiff)

The Process



D Magazine emails letters to thousands of local lawyers from our online directory and email database, inviting them to nominate their peers on dmagazine.com.

Nominating lawyers must:

  • Have a valid Texas Bar number.
  • Currently practice within our geographic boundaries (view here).
  • Limit their nominations to a maximum of three lawyers per category (up to two lawyers outside their firm and one within their firm).



Votes are tallied and sorted by D Magazine’s editorial staff.

The staff does not count:

  • Self-nominations
  • Duplicate ballots
  • Nominees outside of our geographic boundaries (view here).



The remaining votes are vetted by an anonymous panel of esteemed lawyers. The panel changes every year to ensure consideration is impartial.

D Magazine editors finalize the list by verifying each lawyer’s:

  • Law license
  • Disciplinary status



We mail and email congratulations letters to the Best Lawyers in Dallas.

After notification, our sales team is allowed to view the list and offer advertising opportunities to winners.

We play fair:

  • Advertising dollars have zero impact on the creation of this list.
  • Best Lawyers are featured in our May issue and marked as a Best in our online directory whether they advertise or not.

Congratulations to all our Best Lawyers


How do I make nominations?

Nominations will reopen in October 2024.

When will winners be announced?

D Magazine will contact winners in early January 2024 and the full list will be published in the May 2024 issue of D Magazine.

How does D Magazine determine which lawyers make the list?

To compile our list of the best lawyers, 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 local 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 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 Sarah Masquelier here.

For advertising information, contact Kym Rock here.