Chambers USA 2021 Guide Recognizes Porter Hedges Among the Country's Leading Law Firms

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Chambers USA has once again ranked Porter Hedges - nationally, in Texas, and in Oklahoma - among the leading firms in its 2021 law firm rankings. The firm has thirteen lawyers individually ranked in addition to five practice areas.


Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (Band 3)

  • C. Randall King (Band 4)
  • Jeremy Mouton (Band 4)

“Offers a robust oil and gas transactional team with experience in upstream and midstream deals. Particularly knowledgeable in the sale and disposition of US shale assets as well as on joint venture structuring and deal financing.”

Jeremy Mouton is "a very strong upstream oil and gas lawyer; he's a go-to." "He has very sound knowledge."

Products Liability & Mass Torts

"Joseph Cohen is phenomenal - he works extremely hard and goes the extra mile for his clients."

"Joe is extremely responsive and has very deep knowledge of issues relevant to the pharmaceutical space."


Banking & Finance (Band 5)

  • Nick Sorensen (Band 3)

"We hold him in very high regard; he is very smart and commercial and a very good finance lawyer."

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)

  • John Higgins (Band 1)
  • Joshua Wolfshohl (Band 3)

"They are smart, hard-working, very professional and very experienced."

"They are very capable, pragmatic and well versed in the latest legal challenges."

A client says of a recent matter: "Porter Hedges successfully navigated these unprecedented and novel obstacles and stayed focused on the goal."

"John is the consummate professional. He is really good and creative." "He is very good in court and knows the nuances of the law." "John is very smart and commercial. He is a great lawyer who has a great read of the judges and the courtroom."

Joshua Wolfshohl “is detailed, highly professional and pragmatic." "Joshua is an excellent lawyer."

In 2019, Chambers USA named Porter Hedges the “Bankruptcy Firm of the Year” in Texas.

Construction (Band 1)

  • John Hawkins (Band 3)
  • David Peden (Band 2)
  • Allison Snyder (Band 1)
  • Amy Wolfshohl (Band 3)

Porter Hedges’ Construction Practice is ranked for the 17th consecutive year, the most of any construction practice in Texas.

"Porter Hedges is definitely at the top of the list. One of the things it does well is understanding the personality of its client and delivering counsel in such a way as to be effective."

"Allison is one of the best construction lawyers in Texas."

"Allison Snyder is top-flight in arbitration."

"Amy is bright and talented."

David Peden “is well respected in the industry."

Construction: Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • David Peden (Band 1)
  • Allison Snyder (Band 1)

Corporate/M&A: The Elite in Texas (Band 5)

Litigation: Appellate

"She is very smart and has a very good reputation in the market."

"She is terrific. She turned out an excellent brief and I am very appreciative of her work."


Energy & Natural Resources

Ray is “held in high esteem for his longstanding oil and gas practice. He is well versed in wide-ranging transactions arising from the industry, including joint ventures and acquisitions.”

To review the full firm results, click here.

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.