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Hall Estill Ranked as “Best Law Firm” in 2018 U.S. News and Best Lawyers® 

October 31, 2017

U.S. News and Best Lawyers

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Hall Estill, Oklahoma’s leading law firm, with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Northwest Arkansas, has been named in the 2018 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.

“As our firm has grown and expanded over the past year, it is great to see that our level of client service has remained among the top in the nation,” said Michael D. Cooke, managing partner.  “We strive to provide experienced and dedicated counsel to our clients and to be recognized in so many practices areas is a testament to our attorneys.”

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 This year marks the eighth 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 

  • Copyright Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Family Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law 


  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Family 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
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Second-Tier Rankings
Oklahoma City

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights /
  • Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate Law


  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Technology Law