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Thompson & Knight LLP

27 National Rankings & 74 Metro Rankings | Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Energy Law

We have used Thompson & Knight for oil and gas and transactions and also litigation. They are by far the best firm for all 3 related to oil and gas.

Ali Ahmed Highmark Energy

Litigation - Intellectual Property

I give the Thompson & Knight IP Litigation team a rating of excellent across all of the six areas of criteria. The team's expertise in both the law as well as their technical knowledge is very strong, and they have a deep bench of strong players. Also, the team is strong in all areas, including strategy, briefing, trials, and appeals. They have a solid understanding of the business, and are very conscious of the cost. I would highly recommend the team and would refer friends to T&K.

Oil & Gas Law

Jolisa Dobbs of Thompson & Knight is an exceptional oil & gas transactional lawyer. Her understanding of the various issues that arise in the context of a transaction -- both large and small -- is impressive. On top of that, she's a pleasure to work with.

Corporate Law

Overall my experience with Thompson & Knight has been positive. My contact at the firm, Geoffrey Long, is responsive and understands our business and business needs well.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

We recapitalized the business this past year which required a significant amount of time due to many changes along the way. Geoffrey Long and his team at Thompson & Knight did a nice job in looking out for our best interest and keeping us informed of progress along the way.

Commercial Litigation

Thompson & Knight attorney Craig Haynes is an outstanding lawyer, particularly as to oil and gas litigation.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Thompson & Knight's Austin office is on the leading edge of power regulation development & serves as a SME for legislative & regulatory agencies as well as the end-use consumer. As a result, Thompson & Knight's Austin office is highly recommended for such issues.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Thompson & Knight has handled several significant white collar issues for us and has done an excellent job.

Litigation - Tax

Thompson & Knight's service was excellent in terms of timeliness, reasoned advice and professional interaction with all parties involved. They have excellent experience and were able to leverage that experience to produce a favorable outcome.

Trademark Law

I have worked with Jennifer Sickler at Thompson & Knight on trademark matters for years. She is an excellent attorney and by extension Thompson & Knight is a great firm. She and the firm are responsive, thoughtful, and do trademark work well. I think highly of them.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Thompson & Knight is excellent in expertise, responsiveness, understanding, civility, and reverence. They are good on cost-effectiveness and excellent on cost/benefit ratio.

Energy Regulatory Law

Thompson & Knight is excellent in expertise, responsiveness, understanding, civility, and reverence. They are good on cost-effectiveness and excellent on cost/benefit ratio.

Real Estate Law

We initially hired Thompson & Knight to handle a complex real estate finance transaction based on their prior experience with our counterparty. We have continued to hire the firm for many different reasons--they are highly responsive, understand the market and deliver practical solutions for a very reasonable price.

Brian Goodrich MidFirst Bank

Commercial Litigation

Stuart Glick and Vivian Arias of Thompson & Knight are very smart and brilliant attorneys. They are easy to work with and each possess exceptional people skills.

Carl Roberts CTS Systems, Inc.

Commercial Litigation

Max Ciccarelli of Thompson & Knight is one of the best.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

We have had nothing but good experience with Thompson & Knight's IP department on a large matter. It has required a long view- targeted prosecution, claims drafting, litigation preparation, and some sensitivities around defendants. T&K has shown a nuanced touch strategically and a patience to file the right action instead of rushing to court.

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Thompson & Knight is very skilled, easy to work with, and gets superb results.

Michael Keating Emerson Electric Co.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Tye Hancock of Thompson & Knight assisted us in navigating this complex issue when our (then) largest customer filed Chapter 11. We were able to secure a reasonable recovery and avoid very expensive - alleged - preference item awards. Tye's expertise, guidance, and support in this matter was critical.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Thompson & Knight is excellent.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Thompson & Knight represented me in Bankruptcy matters in TX and CA. They did an excellent job.

Debra Morgan Black Eagle Real Estate Partners

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Thompson & Knight's attorneys are fair and creative thinking. They also provide a logistical execution.

Debra Morgan Black Eagle Real Estate Partners

Real Estate Law

Thompson & Knight does a great job with representation and negotiation on complex transactions.

Debra Morgan Black Eagle Real Estate Partners

Construction Law

Thompson & Knight is very good. They are responsive, quick and professional.

Technology Law

I have received excellent representation from Steve Stein at Thompson & Knight with negotiation of a technology services agreement.

Banking and Finance Law

We use Cassandra Mott of Thompson & Knight on our Private Equity sponsored leverage buyout transactions. Cassandra has excellent knowledge in the leverage buyout space having represented both lenders and sponsors in these types of transactions. Her knowledge and experience on both sides helps us get to reasonably drafted documents that are fair to both sides in a quick manner.

Elizabeth Falco Texas Capital Bank, N.A.

Energy Regulatory Law

Thompson & Knight’s environmental and regulatory groups are very knowledgeable and provide high quality services.

Natural Resources Law

Service from the seasoned group of energy lawyers at Thompson & Knight has always been timely and well done. They have helped us in a number of our oil and gas transactions.

Fabene J. Welch EnerVest, LTD

Energy Law

Service from the seasoned group of energy lawyers at Thompson & Knight has always been timely and well done. They have helped us in a number of our oil and gas transactions.

Fabene J. Welch EnerVest, LTD

Banking and Finance Law

We work with Thompson & Knight as our counsel for several agented bank loan facilities. The relationship goes back 20+ years and has involved several partners and junior staffers in that time frame.

Employment Law - Management

Thompson & Knight attorney Tony Campiti provides an excellent service. His advice and expertise have been absolutely helpful and useful for our company's interests. He is a great lawyer and very good at leading negotiations.

Miguel Miro-Granada Alvarez CEPSA E.P., S.A.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

The Austin and Houston Thompson & Knight members are the same team that supports TIEC group. I interface with the Thompson & Knight team frequently, and they have always been thoroughly prepared and professional. I know who to turn to when I need expert advice that is clearly articulated.

Energy Law

Thompson & Knight has an excellent energy department in Dallas. Thompson & Knight's customer service is first-rate.

Health Care Law

Thompson & Knight has provided health care representation for us for over a decade. They are highly professional, learned, and we rely on them for their counsel on a variety of health care matters, from M&A to medical malpractice, risk assessment, and contracting. They are a critical part of our team approach to management, valued as both counsel and friends.

Tom Ellis Ellis & Associates

Real Estate Law

The Thompson & Knight office in Dallas documented three loans for MidFirst Bank in 2016. I was very pleased with the service and price.

Todd Wright MidFirst Bank

Tax Law

Thompson & Knight does excellent work -- creative, concise, couldn't be better! They are my go-to for this kind of work.

George Petrides Patrides & Co., LLC

Real Estate Law

Thompson & Knight is excellent.

Tim Peters Circle K

Employment Law - Management

Thompson & Knight has strong expertise in Labor & Employment Law. They are very knowledgeable about the law mixed with practical advice. They communicate timelines and priorities and are able to apply law to specific business situations. The costs are fine, and they provide a high-level of personal and professional integrity. I have referred others to Thompson & Knight.

Grace Weisberg Kosmos Energy

Commercial Litigation

Thompson & Knight is thorough and professional.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Thompson & Knight is highly ethical as well.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Thompson & Knight does excellent work.

Health Care Law

My experience with Thompson & Knight is limited to litigation management, not general health law, but they do a very good job.

Tax Law

Thompson & Knight provides excellent international tax advice and has been instrumental in setting up our project in Mexico. The Houston office has helped me tremendously with several complicated US tax issues over the last year or so. I would recommend the firm to anybody seeking those types of services.

Thomas Lamme Fieldwood Energy LLC

Technology Law

Steve Stein of Thompson & Knight is my go-to attorney for technology contracts. He knows the industry and can provide real world guidance on industry standards and risks.

Heather Foster Fossil Group, Inc.

Oil & Gas Law

Thompson & Knight has been an excellent partner for us; I would highly recommend them.

Herbert (Hobie) Claiborne E.R. Carpenter, L.P.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Thompson & Knight's bankruptcy team is consistently responsive and timely, and always provides insightful recommendations. Demetra Liggins' work for our organization is excellent at every turn.

Tax Law

We have been working with the tax team at Thompson & Knight for nearly three years now. Todd Keator and John Cohn have become our go-to tax team for all matters US related. To date as with the corporate team most has related to Oil and Gas investments, but we have used them for other advice and will certainly do so in the future as anything arises. As with the corporate team we would happily recommend to our peers, and it is worth noting we have found that the teams work together incredibly well.

Corporate Law

We have been introduced to the corporate team of Thompson & Knight in the last 12 to 18 months, by the tax team -- specifically to Steve Bartz. He is highly thought of by the team at Warwick, and we would happily recommend to other firms. To date the work has been Oil and Gas related, but we would happily use for any other matter should the need arise.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Thompson & Knight has long provided top-notch counsel on IP matters for our company.

Real Estate Law

Thompson & Knight is excellent with knowledgeable and responsive attorneys.

Litigation - Patent

Max Ciccarelli of Thompson & Knight handled patent litigation between our company and a plaintiff.

Steve Abney Trinidad Drilling Ltd.

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Jon Shoebotham of Thompson & Knight is one of the best lawyers I work with.

Corporate Law

Thompson & Knight has a solid team with a great reputation for quality work. I'd strongly recommend Wes Williams and his team for anyone needing corporate help.

Stephen Luskey Brazos Midstream

Energy Regulatory Law

We couldn't do what we do and accomplish without the expertise of this team of attorneys at Thompson & Knight.

Stephanie Simpson Texas Association of Manufacturers

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Over the years and through three different employers, Thompson & Knight has always delivered excellent, cost efficient advice. Thompson & Knight is a full-service firm that has been prompt with their advice and a true business partner.

Jeff Sinko CVSHealth

Oil & Gas Law

I have had the opportunity to work on Transactions with Geoff Long and his team at Thompson & Knight and have been extremely happy with the their expertise, responsiveness and budget consciousness. I always keep them in mind for transactions and recommend them to others as well.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

I have engaged Jim Harris of Thompson & Knight on several occasions for environmental and other regulatory compliance matters. Jim and his partners provide responsive and high quality service, plus offer suggestions for practical approaches when appropriate.

Scott V. Williams PulteGroup, Inc.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Thompson & Knight provides great technical support on the IP issues as well as counsel on the business ramifications. It is very much appreciated.

Joe Kerr PV Fluid Products Inc.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

The attorneys at Thompson & Knight provide a deep knowledge of the law across a broad range of legal areas. This instills trust and reliance in the client. The Thompson & Knight attorneys are always responsive, which provides us comfort in knowing our business can move forward because our legal issues are quickly addressed. Thompson & Knight's legal expertise across a range of areas and the history of our relationship gives us confidence.

Patricia Andrews Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss

Oil & Gas Law

Thompson & Knight is one of the better law firms in the country and certainly in Houston it is one of the top firms.

Real Estate Law

The Dallas Office of Thompson & Knight has represented BBVA Compass for over 15 years in senior housing financings, which focuses on construction, acquisition or refinancing. Led by Martha Harris and Andrew Ingrum, Thompson & Knight has been a strategic partner for the Bank by providing valuable legal advice as well as meeting deadlines in an ethical and professional manner.

Richard Malloy BBVA Compass

Employment Law - Management

I have had occasion to retain the services of Thompson & Knight for human resources and related legal matters. Their counsel has always been spot-on in accuracy, timeliness and content. I highly recommend them without reservation.

Richard Broker Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center

Trademark Law

Craig Carpenter at Thompson & Knight is an excellent trademark and intellectual property attorney. He provides practical advice to trademark issues. He is very responsive, and his services are very cost-effective. I highly recommend him.

Judy Johnston Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Marc Klein, the Labor and Employment attorney at Thompson & Knight is excellent. He provides practical advice to employment issues, always having the right advice for the problem presented. He is exceptionally responsive and his services are very cost-effective. He is my go-to person at the firm, and I highly recommend him.

Judy Johnston Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc.

Environmental Law

Thompson & Knight is an excellent, top shelf law firm.

Oil & Gas Law

Thompson & Knight handled our sale of oil producing assets and did tremendous job. They are easy to work with and have great expertise.

Real Estate Law

Thompson & Knight does a great job for us and knows the market and the players on both the lending and borrowing side.

Natural Resources Law

Thompson & Knight provides excellent service and are easy to work with.

Health Care Law

Wilson Jones and Patrick Bredehoft of Thompson & Knight set the standard for responsiveness, diligence and client service. They are efficient and outcome-driven. I do not hesitate to engage them on matters large and small.

Energy Law

Thompson & Knight provides excellent counsel and advice.

Corporate Law

Thompson & Knight always has excellent service with a great ability to communicate with clients.

Health Care Law

I have worked closely with Thompson & Knight for several years and have been impressed with their responsiveness and professionalism.

Real Estate Law

Andrew Ingrum at Thompson & Knight is amazing. I almost refuse to do a deal if there is a conflict which luckily doesn't happen often. Andrew is so much more than an attorney; he is a problem solver and a resource for pretty much everything. I honestly don't know what we would do without him. We view him as a member of our team. His knowledge, people skills, ability to negotiate and effectively communicate is second to none. In addition, Andrew is fun to work with as he has a great sense of humor.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Richard Roper of Thompson & Knight walked me through a very difficult period in my life. He always put his best efforts forward for me and my family. He is no doubt the best lawyer I have ever worked with.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Thompson & Knight delivers business driven results: timely, in a cost-effective manner consistent with business needs and drivers.