HOUSTON — Rusty Hardin & Associates has earned a place on the Best Law Firms list for 2019 from the prestigious rankings of U.S. News World & Report and The Best Lawyers in America.
Known for high-stakes trial work, the firm earned top-tier rankings in the Houston metro area for its commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense work. Also noteworthy is the firm's exceptional appellate practice, which is ranked nationally in this year's listing.
“Being ranked among the nation's best law firms is a great honor, especially since the selection is based on the insights of our clients and fellow attorneys,” said firm founder Rusty Hardin. “I'm extraordinarily pleased for our terrific team of smart, hardworking lawyers.”
The U.S. News — Best Lawyers selections are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the same practice areas, and review of additional information provided by law firms. Factors evaluated by clients include expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, and competitiveness.
To be selected to the Best Law Firms list, a firm must have at least one lawyer included in the most recent edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the nation's oldest peer-review legal guide. Mr. Hardin, known for some of the nation's highest-profile trials, earned recognition in Best Lawyers earlier this year for both commercial litigation and criminal defense work. He was also recently named one of four Global Elite Thought Leaders in the U.S. by Who's Who Legal, an international research firm.
Best Lawyers in America also selected firm partner Joe Roden and of counsel Cathy Cochran for their appellate expertise in this year's guide. Ms. Cochran is a former judge and 14-year veteran of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
To view the full 2019 Best Law Firms list, visit http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP has built a solid reputation for taking on the causes of its clients and obtaining favorable results in civil matters, significant criminal cases, and appellate fights. For more information, please visit http://www.rustyhardin.com.