Since 1999, Chambers USA has been ranking the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and includes client interviews. The guide is recognized as an authority in providing comprehensive, unbiased and authoritative rankings of law firms and attorneys. It is utilized by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes. Cooper & Scully is proud to have been named in this publication since 2007.
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Our methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Our belief has always been that the quality of a peer review survey is directly related to the quality of the voters.
For more than 140 years, Martindale-Hubbell® has been regarded as one of the world's most authoritative resources on legal information resources. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings™ attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. To achieve an AV Preeminent rating, an attorney must receive a perfect 5.0 score for professional ability and ethics. The following Cooper & Scully attorneys have achieved the coveted AV Preeminent rating:
The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) was established to preserve the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans. Its mission is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of legal practice. The organization seeks to ensure individuals facing trial receive the most effective representation possible and to see that everyone benefits from a more efficient judicial system. To be considered for inclusion in ABOTA, a lawyer must meet a number of stringent criteria including serving as lead counsel in a number of jury trials and exhibiting exceptional integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
Texas Top 100
Brent Cooper (2008 - 2009, 2014, 2020 - present)
John Scully (2018 - present)
Texas Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth
Brent Cooper (2007 - 2009, 2014 - 2015, 2018 - present)
John Scully (2018 - present)
Texas Super Lawyers
R. Brent Cooper (2003 - present)
John A. Scully (2003 - present)
Nisha Byers (2013 - present)
Jackie Cooper (2020)
Diana Faust (2007 - 2009, 2018 - present)
Kevin Oncken (2011 - present)
Doug Rees (2003 - present)
Michelle Robberson (2003 - present)
Fred Shuchart (2007 - present)
Cory Sutker (2013 - present)
Robert Witmeyer (2020)
Gordon Wright (2003 - present)
Northern California Super Lawyers
Moris Davidovitz (2008, 2019 - present)
An attorney who achieves board certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization is considered to be an expert in their certified practice area. A Board Certified Attorney goes through a rigorous investigation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
The Texas Board contacts Judges before whom the attorney has practiced, as well as fellow lawyers who have been on the opposite side of cases, to check the character and skill of the attorney seeking certification. Once the background investigation is completed and the State Board of Legal Specialization is satisfied with the experience, reputation and ethical behavior of the attorney, he must sit for a lengthy and difficult examination. Upon the successful completion of the examination, the attorney becomes Board Certified and must maintain this level of excellence by attending additional continued legal education courses each year far exceeding the continued legal education requirements of the average licensed attorney.
- Personal Injury Trial Law
- Civil Trial Law
- Personal injury Trial Law
- Appellate Law
- Construction Law
- Appellate Law
It is the ABPLA's continuing mission to certify attorneys according to the highest standards of experience, ethics, education, examination and excellence. Through this rigorous process, the ABPLA offers consumers a clear standard of excellence for selecting medical and legal malpractice attorneys in whom they can have confidence. ABPLA certified attorneys have demonstrated skill & expertise in medical malpractice & legal malpractice, and proven it through rigorous examination & testing by an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited organization. Additionally each attorney who is board certified, must demonstrate substantial involvement in their chosen specialty. Board certification means the consumers of legal services can make a meaningful and informed decision when selecting counsel, providing their legal case every chance of success.