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Hall Estill Ranked as Best Law Firm in 2020 U.S. News and Best Lawyers®   

October 31, 2019

U.S. News and Best Lawyers

Hall Estill, Oklahoma’s leading law firm, with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Northwest Arkansas, has been named in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms in America.” Since 2011, Hall Estill has been recognized in both the first and second tiers in multiple practice areas. 

“This national recognition as a top law firm is a testament to our attorneys’ strong work ethic,” said Mike Cooke, managing partner for Hall Estill. “Through our firm’s continual growth and expansion, our attorneys have remained diligent and I’m proud of their commitment to serving our clients and community with the best counsel and utmost respect.”

The “Best Law Firms in America” are chosen through a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in each field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, each firm must have at least one lawyer who is listed among the “Best Lawyers in America.” After this thorough selection process, only a select number of firms received first-tier national and/or metropolitan rankings. 

The first-tier rankings are featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money Issue and in the “Best Law Firms” stand-alone publication, as well as on its website and bestlawfirms.usnews.com. This year marks the tenth edition of this highly-anticipated annual analysis. 

Hall Estill is named in the following Tier 1 and Tier 2 categories: 

Metropolitan First-Tier rankings:
Oklahoma City 

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law 


  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Native American Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Second-Tier Rankings
Oklahoma City

  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Family Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law 


  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and partnerships)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Technology Law