Thompson & Knight LLP
Thompson & Knight LLP

Thompson & Knight LLP

4 Star Rating     2 reviews 
Main Office:

One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500 | Dallas | TX | 75201

Phone: 214-969-1700 | Fax: 214-969-1751

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Year of establishment 1887 Number of partners 146
Number of offices 9 Partner to associate ratio 1.80
Biggest office Dallas Percentage of women attorneys 32.30
Number of attorneys 282 Percentage of minority attorneys 10.30
Number of associates 83
Thompson & Knight LLP
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Thompson & Knight LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Be sure to ask questions whenever you have any. They will do their best to answer you as they are able to.

Pros: Thompson & Knight LLP is a wonderful firm with a friendly and inviting staff. They are knowledgeable and able to help out whenever I have questions.

Cons: The hours can be lacking some weeks depending on their current case load. Sometimes I have more time off than I would like.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: People want to be rewarded, not punished. Recognize your associates for a job well done instead of punishing them when they don't measure up.

Pros: This firm has a lot of history and some very impressive offices. It operates globally, so there is a lot of room for advancement. People are here generally very nice, and there are some brilliant legal minds to be found, as well.

Cons: Partners are pretty inaccessible to associates and there is not a lot of positive recognition occurring. Associates are expected to perform at a high level, and are chastised if they don't meet expectations.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight today is a law firm known for our capabilities in energy finance, taxation, business transactions, and an ability to resolve our clients’ controversies in or out of court. The Firm has more than 300 attorneys with U.S. offices in Texas, New York, and California and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe.

Practice Areas

Thompson & Knight LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Bankruptcy And Restructuring
  • Corporate And Securities
  • Employment And Labor
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Government And Regulatory
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Oil Gas And Energy
  • Real Estate And Real Estate Finance
  • Tax
  • Trial

Hiring Criteria

Thompson & Knight LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We look for candidates at the top of their law school class with law review and/or moot court experience, and who exhibit other strong indicia of consistently high achievement and success.

Pro bono

Pro bono activities are an important professional responsibility. Thompson & Knight's pro bono program benefits the public, the individuals we serve, and the development of our lawyers' skills and sense of professional and public service.

We approach pro bono clients with the same dedication and service ethic that we give to all of our valued clients. Thompson & Knight recognizes the dignity that each individual deserves through its steadfast commitment to pro bono and other community service activities.

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Thompson & Knight LLP Awards and Recognitions

"Best Law Firms" in U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2015 rankings

One of the nation's top firms in Energy: Oil and Gas (Transactional) and among Texas' top firms in multiple areas of practice in Chambers USA 2014 by Chambers & Partners.

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015

One of the nation's top firms in 10 areas of practice in The Legal 500 US 2014 by Legalease.

Recognized in the 2014 New York Super Lawyers and New York Rising Stars; 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers and Northern California Rising Stars; and 2014 Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters.


Thompson & Knight's diversity and inclusion efforts are led by the Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee (the Committee), which is comprised of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), Nichole Dotson-Olajuwon; Thompson & Knight's Managing Partner, Emily Parker; the Firm's Employment and Labor Practice Group Leader, Liz Schartz, who chairs the Committee; the Practice Group Leaders; and the Firm's Women's Initiative Chair, Debra Villarreal. The Committee focuses on the development and implementation of initiatives aimed at broadening our efforts in recruiting, mentoring, and retaining a diverse workforce of attorneys and staff; increasing the pipeline of ethnically diverse individuals and women in the legal profession; and making our communities better places to live and work for all persons.

Summer associate program

Thompson & Knight's Summer Associate program is our principal source of hiring new associates. We are committed to the long-term development of our professionals and provide a collegial environment in which each individual can flourish, through participating both as a team member and, in certain situations, as the individual legal representative of a client's needs.


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