Surveys and Rankings

2017 New Partner Survey: Smaller First-Year Associate Classes During the Recession Leads to Fewer New Partners at Big Texas Firms

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Nineteen of the 25 firms with the most lawyers in Texas made fewer new Texas partners in 2017 compared with 2016.

Lawyers and Advisers Agree: White-Knuckle The Falling Stock Market This Year

By ALM Staff |

In a recent survey conducted across ALM’s legal news websites for about three days, 170 respondents out of more than 200 said they would work longer or stay the course to stave off investment pinches.

Gabe Vick (left) and Preston Kamin are new partners at Gray Reed McGraw in Houston, Tx.

New Partners Survey: Partner Counts Increase in 2016 for Big Law in Texas

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A Houston firm now elects sharerholders twice a year to benefit associates who took the bar exam in February.

Survey: Managing Partner Confidence Dips in 4Q of 2015

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Confidence in the economy at large declined below neutral during the fourth quarter of 2015.

Roland Garcia

Survey: Slight Increase of Minority Lawyers at Big Firms in Texas

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

As of July 1, 14.4 percent of the lawyers in Texas at 20 of the largest firms are minority lawyers, up from 14 percent a year before.

John Grand, Partner, Vinson & Elkins, Dallas

2015 Managing Partners Survey

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

In 2015 Texas Lawyer Managing Partners Survey, some Texas firm leaders expect energy work to grow in 2016, and some expect a decline.

SPECIAL REPORT: Addiction and Depression in the Legal Profession

According to recent studies, the suicide rate in the lawyer population is six times the rate in the general population, and is the third leading cause of death among lawyers.

Meet our 2015 Lifetime Achievement Winners

By Heather D. Nevitt |

This list recognizes lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State.

2015 Legal Departments of the Year

Texas Lawyer’s editorial department is pleased to announce the winners of our 2015 Legal Departments of the Year awards.

Texas Lawyer's Annual Firm Finance Report

The Annual Report on Firm Finance also includes a Profitability Index, which shows whether equity partners in a firm are taking home more or less than average RPL, and a firm-by-firm analysis that helps to explain financial results from each of the top 25 firms.

Aaron M. Kaufman, shareholder, Cox | Smith, Dallas

New Partner Survey: Largest Firms in Texas Make 102 New Partners

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The number of new partners in 2015 at 22 of the 25 firms with the most lawyers in Texas down by 7.3 percent compared with 2014.