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. 

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

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.

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 (2005-2019), Douglas R. Lewis (2014-2019), Jeffrey W. Ryan (2007-2019), 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

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

U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Best Law Firm

Chamblee Ryan PC has earned recognition from U.S. News – Best Lawyers, making the prestigious list of Best Law Firms for 2020 in four areas of litigation work.

The firm was selected as a top-tier firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth market for advocating for defendants in both personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.

The U.S. News and Best Lawyers team combines thousands of responses from law firm clients to develop its annual listing. For the complete listing, visit http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

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 and five attorneys of Chamblee Ryan P.C. have been named among the nation’s top legal practitioners in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This recognition marks the largest number of firm attorneys ever selected to the prestigious list.

The publication, launched in 1983, recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the nation and is based on millions of peer-reviewed nominations and extensive research.

Bill 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. He has served as lead trial counsel in 16 states, tried more than 150 cases, and obtained more than 130 dismissals and favorable jury verdicts in the course of his career.

Honored for his success in defending personal injury and medical malpractice claims, Jeff Ryan has represented hundreds of companies and individuals in these disputes during the last 25 years. He also serves as counsel for a large Texas-based hospital system, several national trucking companies, multiple insurance companies, and a variety of small businesses and health care providers.

Jarad Kent is honored for his work representing defendants in personal injury litigation. Based in the firm’s Tyler office, his practice encompasses commercial litigation, medical malpractice, transportation, and construction defect cases, as well as representing third-party administrators for self-funded ERISA health care plans in provider reimbursement lawsuits.

Recognized for his representation of health care institutions and individual providers in medical malpractice litigation, Doug Lewis has served as lead defense counsel in numerous jury trials, including claims involving serious injury and wrongful death. He also has significant experience defending trucking companies and their individual drivers in personal injury lawsuits, and other insurance defense litigation.

Reagan Boyce is named to the list for her work in bankruptcy law and related litigation. Her diverse practice includes defending clients in claims involving medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, construction defects, intellectual property and real property torts.

The full list of the Best Lawyers in America can be found at https://www.bestlawyers.com.

Attorneys: William H. Chamblee; Jeffrey W. Ryan; Jarad L. Kent; Douglas R. Lewis; Reagan E. Boyce

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.