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Kelly Hart Receives Top Tier Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Kelly Hart earned high rankings in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings, including 4 national rankings and 26 first-tier metropolitan rankings.

The 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list ranked Kelly Hart in 32 different practice areas.  Firms included in the list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas.  To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.  

Awards were given in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan practice areas.  The full list of Kelly Hart’s "Best Law Firm" rankings is below.

  • National Tier 2

    • Oil & Gas Law

  • National Tier 3

    • Appellate Practice

    • Corporate Law

    • Natural Resources Law

  • Metropolitan Tier 1

    • Austin

      • Administrative / Regulatory Law

      • Banking and Finance Law

      • Corporate Law

      • Energy Law

      • Energy Regulatory Law

      • Oil & Gas Law

    • Dallas/Fort Worth

      • Administrative / Regulatory Law

      • Appellate Practice

      • Arbitration

      • Banking and Finance Law

      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

      • Commercial Litigation

      • Corporate Law

      • Litigation - Labor & Employment

      • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

      • Natural Resources Law

      • Oil & Gas Law

      • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

      • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

      • Public Finance Law

      • Real Estate Law

      • Trusts & Estates Law

    • Lubbock

      • Natural Resources Law

      • Oil & Gas Law

    • New Orleans

      • Litigation - Environmental

      • Oil & Gas Law

  • Metropolitan Tier 2

    • Austin

      • Environmental Law

      • Natural Resources Law

    • Baton Rouge

      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

    • Dallas/Fort Worth

      • Litigation - Construction

      • Litigation - Intellectual Property

      • Litigation - Real Estate

      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

      • Non-Profit / Charities Law

    • Lubbock

      • Commercial Litigation

      • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

      • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

    • New Orleans

      • Energy Law

  • Metropolitan Tier 3

    • Austin

      • Government Relations Practice

    • Dallas/Fort Worth

      • Labor Law - Management

      • Labor Law - Union

      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

      • Securities / Capital Markets Law





Marianne M. Auld
Managing Partner

"We are proud of our 39 year history, during which we attracted more than 160 attorneys who have brought to this firm the knowledge, experience and expertise to practice at the highest level. We look forward to the future and building on our legacy of success."
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Kelly Hart represented Justin Industries in the sale of the company to Berkshire Hathaway in 2000