Thompson & Knight LLP has announced its recognition as one of the top Texas law firms in the prestigious 2008 The Legal 500 US legal directory. The Legal 500 provides commentaries on law firms in more than 90 countries worldwide and considers itself a guide to "the best of the best."Thompson & Knight is recognized in five areas of practice. The firm is ranked among Texas' top firms in the fields of finance; litigation; mergers, acquisitions, and buyouts; real estate, and tax.
Additionally, 16 attorneys of the firm were recognized for their expertise in specific practice areas.They include James W. McKellar, John W. Rain, Michael K. Pierce (Finance); Jonathan B. Shoebotham, James C. Morriss III (Litigation); Fred W. Fulton, Michael K. Pierce, Jeffrey A. Zlotky (Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts); Alfred M. Meyerson, Andrew A. Ingrum, James C. Morriss III, Gregg C. Davis (Real Estate); John R. Cohn, Sharon M. Fountain, Terry L. Simmons, Kevin Thomason, R. David Wheat, Shelly A. Youree (Tax).
Harold F. Kleinman, former Thompson & Knight managing partner, has been presented with the Texas Bar Foundation's "Fifty Year Lawyer Award." Established by the Texas Bar Foundation in 1974, this award is regarded as one of the most prominent honors given to Texas-based attorneys.Mr. Kleinman is one of four attorneys statewide selected for the distinct honor in 2008.
To be eligible, an attorney must actively be engaged in the practice of law for a period of more than 50 years, during all of which time he or she manifested adherence to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.