Chambers USA 2016 Guide Recognized Porter Hedges Among Country's Leading Law Firms


Chambers USA has once again ranked Porter Hedges both nationally, in Texas, and in Oklahoma among the leading firms and lawyers in several practice areas in its 2016 law firm rankings. Seven practice areas and twelve lawyers were ranked as follows:


Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (Band 4)

  • C. Randall King (Band 4)
  • Robert Thomas (Band 4)

Porter Hedges is the only regional firm ranked on the national oil and gas transactional list.

“They have done outstanding work. On operating agreements and contracts they are first-rate and offer good value for money.”


Banking & Finance (Band 5)

  • Nick Sorensen (Band 2)

“They are an excellent firm for both lender and borrower work, they have a very good collection of attorneys.”

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 3)

  • John Higgins (Band 1)
  • Joshua Wolfshohl (Up and Coming)

“Excellent in that they have an excellent grasp of the law, are rational, are not bombastic, and are even-handed and honest.”

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Band 4)

  • Robert Reedy (Band 3)

Construction (Band 1)

  • John Hawkins (Band 2)
  • David Peden (Band 1) (also ranked in Construction: Alternative Dispute Resolution)
  • Allison Snyder (Band 2)

“When we need top-of-the-line defense, we go to them.”

Corporate/M&A (Band 5)

Environment (Band 4)

  • Ragna Henrichs (Band 4)

“I always feel I get the right advice.”

Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources

  • Gene Nettles (Band 3)



  • Ray Lees (Band 2)

“His experience of acquisitions and divestitures in the energy and resources business is unsurpassed and this wealth of experience helps us find the right solution.”

The Chambers USA Guide is a comprehensive legal guide ranking firms and lawyers nationally and state-by-state. The Chambers rankings are based on feedback from in-house clients and legal peers. The ranking cover all major practice areas at the national level, as well as within each state. Chambers followed a comprehensive national strategy, surveying more than 10,000 interviews over a six-month period.