Jackson Walker has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm was ranked nationally in 26 different practice areas, and ranked by metropolitan city in various practice areas.

“Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client feedback which grades firms on several criteria, including its practice groups, responsiveness, understanding of each client’s business, cost-efficiency, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. The selection process also includes the collection of peer evaluations and a final review by leading attorneys in each field.

Jackson Walker’s rankings saw notable improvements in the areas of general intellectual property litigation as well as patent litigation both on the National and Metropolitan levels. The firm’s Houston rankings also saw a significant rise with higher rankings in several practice areas over 2017.

The full list of Jackson Walker’s 2018 rankings are as follows:

National

Tier 1
Litigation – First Amendment
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law
Railroad Law

Tier 2
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Real Estate Law

Tier 3
Derivatives and Futures Law
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law
Healthcare Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Securities
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Sports Law
Tax Law
Transportation Law

Metropolitan

Austin

Tier 1
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Environmental Law
Government Relations Practice
Insurance Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Patent Law
Real Estate Law

Tier 2
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Energy Law
Litigation – First Amendment
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Trademark Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Water Law

Tier 3
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent

Dallas/ Fort Worth

Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law
First Amendment Law
Labor Law – Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – First Amendment
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Railroad Law
Real Estate Law
Sports Law
Tax Law

Tier 2
Antitrust Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Derivatives and Futures Law
Environmental Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – ERISA
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Media Law
Natural Resources Law
Transportation Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 3
Construction Law
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation – Tax
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Oil & Gas Law

Houston

Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance Law
Healthcare Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – First Amendment
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law
Real Estate Law

Tier 2
Arbitration
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Tax Law

Tier 3
Copyright Law
Immigration Law
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Venture Capital Law

San Antonio

Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law

Tier 2
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
HealthcCare Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Lubbock

Tier 1
Commercial Litigation
Mediation

Tier 2
Arbitration