Our Firm

Awards & Honors

We consistently receive high praise and recognition from Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, AM Best’s, and other respected ranking organizations. We are proud of the awards because it confirms that we are practicing at the highest level. Our clients have high expectations of us and we exceed those expectations.  Trustworthy and reputable, that’s Chamblee Ryan. 

American Lawyer Media and Corporate Counsel

Each year as part of its research, American Lawyer Media, publisher of Corporate Counsel and other top industry journals, gathers data from Fortune 500 Companies’ General Counsel, and through research in key databases, to determine which law firms they rely upon for outside counsel in a number of key practice areas. This research is summarized in a guide that is distributed to In-House Counsel at all Fortune 500 Companies as well as leading business executives and law firms throughout the U.S.

In 2013, Chamblee Ryan was distinguished as a “Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies,” an honor that puts us in elite group of law firms that provide superior legal services for the Fortune 500.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help those in search of legal services identify, evaluate, and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Chamblee Ryan lawyers have received AV ratings indicating the highest ethical standards and professional ability. These lawyers include, but are not limited to, William H. Chamblee, Jeffrey W. Ryan,  Douglas R. Lewis and William A. Newman.

Attorneys: William H. Chamblee, Jeffrey W. Ryan, Douglas R. Lewis, William A. Newman

Texas Super Lawyers

Our attorneys are regularly honored by their peers as “Texas Super Lawyers.” This recognition is reserved for less than five percent of all attorneys in Texas. The annual acknowledgment is based on professional achievement and peer recognition. Our attorneys are routinely featured with other super lawyers by Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly. Attorneys in our firm to have received this recognition, include William H. Chamblee (2005-2018), Douglas R. Lewis (2014-2018), Jeffrey W. Ryan (2007-2018), and William A. Newman (2011).

Attorneys: William H. Chamblee, Douglas R. Lewis, Jeffrey W. Ryan, William A. Newman

Texas Rising Stars

Chamblee Ryan attorneys are often named “Texas Rising Stars” by Thomson Reuters. Jarad L. Kent (2015-2019) is among the numerous attorneys that have received this honor in the firm’s history. The selections for this revered list are made through a multi-step process that includes nomination and evaluation. Each year no more than 2.5 percent of Texas lawyers receive this honor.

Attorneys: Jarad L. Kent

AM Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys

Chamblee Ryan was named one of Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys for 2019. This prestigious list includes client-recommended lawyers uniquely qualified to handle insurance industry needs. Chamblee Ryan has received this honor for over 10 years.

D Magazine – Best Lawyers in Dallas

Every year, D Magazine publishes a list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas.”  To develop this selective listing, lawyers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area are asked to submit these nominations for those local attorneys whose work they consider as the best in the Metroplex within their particular practice area.  The nominations are then reviewed by D Magazine’s blue-ribbon panel of attorneys to choose the final honorees.

In 2014-2018, William H. Chamblee was named as a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” in the Tort, Product, & Medical Liability Litigation Defense category.  This selective annual listing was published in the magazine’s May 2018 issue.

In 2019, Jeffrey W. Ryan was named as a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” in the Commercial Litigation category, particularly for his record of successfully defending individuals and companies in the medical profession, insurance industry, transportation sector and the business community. This selective annual listing was published in the magazine’s May 2019 issue.

Attorney: William H. Chamblee; Jeffrey W. Ryan

Best Lawyers in America

Bill Chamblee and Jeff Ryan have been named among the nation’s top legal practitioners in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The publication, launched in 1983, recognizes the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the nation and is based on millions of peer-reviewed nominations and extensive research.

Mr. Chamblee is recognized for his work defending clients against personal injury and medical liability claims. As lead counsel, he has obtained numerous defense verdicts on behalf of large corporations, small companies, physicians and other professionals. Mr. Ryan has represented hundreds of North Texas physicians during the last 25 years and is honored for his success in defending health care providers against medical malpractice claims.

Best Lawyers profiles of the attorneys can be found at https://www.bestlawyers.com.

Attorney: William H. Chamblee; Jeffrey W. Ryan

American Institute of Legal Advocates – Rising Star

The firm’s Matt Loving has been named as a “Rising Star” by the American Institute of Legal Advocates.  Recognized by the AIOLA in the area of personal injury law, Matt also practices in commercial litigation, medical malpractice and premises liability law.

In selecting young attorneys for its “Rising Stars” honor, the AIOLA reviews recommendations from other lawyers and further researches each nominee’s qualifications, trial results, and leadership among peers. More information on the organization is available at www.aiolaus.com.

Attorney: Matt Loving