Chambers USA 2023 Guide Recognizes Porter Hedges Among the Country’s Leading Law Firms


Chambers USA has once again ranked Porter Hedges – nationally, in Texas, and in Oklahoma – among the leading firms in its 2023 law firm rankings. The firm has eighteen lawyers individually ranked in addition to five practice areas. 


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

  • Michael Byrd (Band 3)
  • C. Randall King (Band 4)
  • Jeremy Mouton (Band 4)

“Porter Hedges is very well connected and it understands the oil and gas business. Advice is always tailored to the issue.”

“The team are extremely efficient and always commercial.”

“Jeremy is really great at reducing very complicated topics to the essence of the business issue. He is also a creative problem solver.”

Oil & Gas Litigation 

“Joe is a fantastic lawyer. He can absorb all the complexities of a case and distills the issues into something simple and understandable.”

Products Liability & Mass Torts

“Cohen demonstrates legal expertise, professionalism, and an ability to successfully navigate complex issues.”

“He's very levelheaded and he's very good at forging a rapport with clients.”


Banking & Finance (Band 5)

  • Nick Sorensen (Band 4)
  • Jason Lloyd (Up & Coming)

“Porter Hedges has a deep, seasoned team of banking and finance partners and associates who are equipped to handle a myriad of issues and industries.”

“Nick is highly experienced and very knowledgeable, with a solid reputation.”

“Jason is very professional and has excellent client relationship skills.”

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)

  • John Higgins (Band 1)
  • Joshua Wolfshohl (Band 2)
  • Eric English (Band 5)

“The lawyers are very aware of developments in the business and organization sectors.”

“John is thorough. He considers other people's positions and develops a reasoned view.”

Joshua Wolfshohl “… is great at guiding clients through the bankruptcy maze.”

Eric English “… is practical and has a good grasp of the bankruptcy strategies.”

Construction (Band 1)

  • David Peden (Senior Statespeople)
  • Amy Wolfshohl (Band 2)
  • John Hawkins (Band 2)
  • Sean McChristian (Up & Coming)

“David is a great resource. He has a high level of knowledge and great professional relationships.”

“John is a real pro.”

“Amy has the knowledge and personal experience of what it is actually like to build a project and has a thorough understanding of business realities.”

Sean McChristian “… is responsive, client-focused, pragmatic, and solutions-oriented.”

Porter Hedges’ Construction Practice is ranked for the 20th consecutive year and has been Band 1 longer than any other firm in Texas.

Construction: Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • David Peden (Band 1)

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

“The team is highly experienced in advising on all aspects of the sale process and can adroitly address any complexities that arise.”

“The Porter Hedges team has the depth and resources to quickly turn around documentation.”

Litigation: Appellate

 "Lauren is a great writer: she packages issues in a very persuasive way and has a way of addressing them that makes the court want to help you.”


Energy & Natural Resources

“Ray is well regarded and recognized as one of very best at what he does.”

Labor & Employment

To review the full firm results, click here.

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