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Thompson & Knight LLP

  • Designation: Dallas
  • Head Count: 272
  • Gross Revenues: $207,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $760,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $950,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Thompson & Knight is a Dallas-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Thompson & Knight has 272 attorneys and is the 159th largest firm in the United States.  With $207,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 141st on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, MI, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 141 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 156 -8 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 165 -21 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 74 -1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 62 -45 Summer programs

In the News


: The National Law Journal : July 11, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Austin Shareholder Appointed Chair of Firm's Litigation Department; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : July 01, 2016

James Ruiz, an Austin shareholder in Winstead, has been appointed chair of the firm's litigation and dispute resolution department. The department has more than six practice groups with more than 100 attorneys.

Hurricane Lawyers and CPAs: Be Ready for the Storm

Jennifer LeClaire : Daily Business Review : June 30, 2016

Commercial real estate owners can reach out to lawyers and accountants who specialize in storm insurance to get good policies and weather the claims process.

Akin Gump Leads Texas Firms in National Pro Bono Rankings

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 29, 2016

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld ranked the highest among Texas Am Law 200 firms on The American Lawyer's Pro Bono report.

Thompson & Knight Ups Associate Base Pay

Brenda sapino jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Dallas-based Thompson & Knight is the latest large Texas firm to increase base salaries for its U.S. associates.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.


: The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Yelp Reviewers and Koch Aim to Bolster Speech Protections

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 14, 2016, Koch Industries' CEO Charles Koch, and a Dallas couple who own a dog and pet fish all have chosen the same side in a growing debate about the free-speech rights of online reviewers.

Newsmakers: Week of June 6

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : June 07, 2016

Ashley W. Anderson has joined Thompson & Knight as a partner in the firm's Dallas and Fort Worth offices; Plus other 'On The Move' News

Yelp Review of Pet-sitting Company Protected by Free-Speech, Defendants Argue

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 02, 2016

Dog and fish owners told a Dallas court on June 2 that the breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by a pet-sitting company violates their free-speech rights. The pet owners asked the court to toss the lawsuit.

What's The Big Deal?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

A Look Into Top Dealmaking Firms And Biggest Deals in 2015

James Thompson Joins Porter Hedges; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

James T. Thompson has joined Porter Hedges in Houston as a partner in the firm's energy section.

Previewing the Upcoming Mexican Deepwater Auction

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Relying on his extensive experience in the Latin American energy sector, Luis Gomar, a Dallas partner at Thompson & Knight, provides an in-depth look at what to expect in connection with the approaching auction of deepwater oil blocks to be hosted by the Mexican government in December.

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Chesapeake, Total E&P Reach $52.5M Settlement With Royalty Owners

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 24, 2016

Chesapeake Energy and Total E&P USA recently reached a global settlement under which they will pay out a combined total of $52.5 million to more than 13,000 clients of two Texas-based law firms who claimed they were shortchanged related to their natural gas royalties.

Thompson & Knight Rides High Amid Energy Lows

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

The energy industry may be in decline, but the firm hasn't followed suit.

The 2016 Am Law 200: Our Exclusive Report

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

The Second Hundred, firms 101-200 on our list of the nation's highest-grossing firms, underperformed their larger counterparts in 2015.

Which Dallas Firm Topped Texas' Diversity Ranking?

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Dallas-based Haynes and Boone is the Texas firm with the highest ranking on The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard 2016.


: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Seven Big Texas Firms on The Second Hundred

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 20, 2016

Seven Texas firms were among the second hundred highest-grossing firms in 2015 and appear on The American Lawyer's The Second Hundred.

Newsmakers—Week of May 9

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : May 11, 2016

Joel Blake recently joined Stibbs & Co. in Spring as an associate. He practices business and energy law, covering a wide variety of corporate matters.

Firm Finance: Texas Firms Powering Through Energy Slump

Brenda Sapino jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 02, 2016

The total gross revenue at the 25 highest-grossing Texas firms reached $5.3 billion in 2015, up from 2014.

Alexander Dubose Firm Acquires Appellate Attorney in Houston Office; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : May 02, 2016

Richard O. Faulk, an appellate attorney, has joined Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend as a partner in the firm's Houston office. Faulk, who focuses on complex toxic tort and environmental litigation, will split his time between Houston and Washington, D.C.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Texas Lawyer's Firm Financial Coverage

: Texas Lawyer : April 12, 2016

Reports for Texas Lawyer's annual firm finance coverage are coming in. Check back often to this page for the latest insights on firm revenue, net income and other metrics. Included below Texas Lawyer's articles is a link to The American Lawyer's growing list of financial reports.

In-House Counsel Profile: Travis Torrence

June D. Bell : : March 28, 2016

Travis Torrence, Jiffy Lube's only in-house lawyer, coordinates legal services for the company and is a member of its leadership team.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 24, 2016

Five Dickstein Shapiro partners have moved to Blank Rome, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Thompson & Knight have each announced a promotion.

Justice for Bonnie: How Influential Lawyers Got a Conviction in an Unusual Attorney Murder Case

John Council : Texas Lawyer : March 24, 2016

Her name was Bonnie Arnett Horinek. She was a young Jackson Walker labor and employment partner who was fatally shot in her Fort Worth home in 1995 after a night out drinking with her husband. And the tale of how a group of influential attorneys helped put Bonnie's killer in prison and kept him there is a tale that's worth retelling for the final weekly edition of this newspaper.

Akin Gump Health Leader Heads In-House, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 14, 2016

New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center adds a high-ranking Akin Gump partner to serve as its new legal chief; a troubled Kaye Scholer partner departs; Kirkland makes another high-profile hire; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Gross Revenue, Net Income Up in 2015 at Thompson & Knight

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 09, 2016

Busy trial, transactional and bankruptcy/restructuring practices led to a 12.3 percent increase in net income in 2015 for Dallas-based Thompson & Knight.