Chambers USA 2024 Guide Recognizes Porter Hedges Among the Country’s Leading Law Firms

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Chambers USA has ranked Porter Hedges, once again – nationally, in Texas, and in Oklahoma – among the leading firms in its 2024 law firm rankings. The firm has nineteen lawyers individually ranked in addition to five practice areas. 


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

  • Michael Byrd (Band 3)
  • C. Randall King (Band 5)
  • Jeremy Mouton (Band 4)

“I have always been impressed with Porter Hedges' responsiveness and attention to getting us answers quickly.”

“Porter Hedges houses lawyers who understand the industry and stay on top of trends and legal issues facing the industry.”

“Porter Hedges has strong knowledge on the subject matter and a no-nonsense approach to effectively guiding negotiations.”

“Jeremy is technically good. He is a problem-solver.”

“Michael Byrd is a great practitioner. He is very pragmatic and practical.”

Oil & Gas Litigation (USA Nationwide)

“Joe is super smart but also great at describing things in a very relatable way.”

Products Liability & Mass Torts (USA Nationwide)

“He is a strong advocate for his clients, he's attentive and detail-oriented. He's also practical and responsive.”

“Joe is fantastic at what he does and has very deep knowledge of issues in the pharmaceutical industry.”


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 Sorensen…”is very practical and knowledgeable.”

“Jason is very practical in his approach.”

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)

  • Eric English (Band 4)
  • John Higgins (Band 1)
  • Aaron Power (Up and Coming)
  • Joshua Wolfshohl (Band 2)

“Porter Hedges does a great job.”

“John is an outstanding lawyer. He is smart and capable.”

Josh is just the whole package. He personable, responsive and good in court.”

“Eric understands all of the merits of a case and is able to guide the client through that.”

“Aaron is an excellent lawyer, who is very thorough in his knowledge of the bankruptcy code. He is skilled and liked by his clients.”

Construction (Band 1)

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

“Its lawyers are professional, good to work with and substantively knowledgeable.”

“Porter Hedges is very knowledgeable in construction and has a deep bench.”

“David is an exceptional lawyer.”

“John is a very intuitive attorney.”

“Amy is a phenomenal lawyer. She is terrific - very poised, precise and detail-oriented, and she can handle anything that comes her way.”

“Sean is a very professional and formidable lawyer. Sean is a deeply knowledgeable litigator by trade. We appreciate his expertise in that he knows how to mitigate risks and get us to the right folks when we need a quarterback for our issues. He is a very solid construction attorney.”

Porter Hedges’ Construction Practice is ranked for the 21st consecutive year and has been Band 1 longer than any other firm in Texas.

Construction: Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • David Peden (Senior Statespeople)

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (Band 1)

We are always treated as if we are their most important client.

In an industry where you consistently deal with huge workloads, it is amazing and heartening how Porter Hedges is able to provide the level of service it does on such a short timeline.

We find the entire team from top to bottom to be very professional. They have been very valuable in providing insights, opinions and guidance to get the outcome we are seeking.”


James constantly exceeds expectations for his client service and brings his background to the table as it relates to the commercial aspects of the deal.”

James Cowen “I have never worked with a more approachable lawyer with good commercial sense and practical advice in my entire career.”

Litigation: Appellate

 "Lauren is an outstanding appellate lawyer.”


Energy & Natural Resources

Labor & Employment

To review the full firm results, click here.

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