Founded in 1909, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is an Am Law 200 firm and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms – with approximately 250 attorneys based in three of the largest cities in Texas, as well as Colorado and Mexico, and covering more than 40 different areas of practice. We are noted for our commitment to client service and our ability to assist clients with their most complex and demanding legal and business challenges worldwide. By combining the comprehensive resources of a large firm with the specialized, boutique-like expertise of the lawyers in each of our practice areas, we have the unique capabilities and resources necessary to provide our clients with efficient, effective and quality legal counsel.

Our attorneys are known for being the best practitioners in their fields. One look at our all-encompassing areas of practice, our unrivaled roster of attorneys and our history of successes confirms that we are able to provide wide-ranging expertise in each area of law we practice.

But our overarching goal, and the barometer of the Firm’s success, is the level of service we provide to our clients. Client service, responsiveness and quality of work are fundamental to the success of our clients and the Firm, which has been named a leader in client service by BTI Consulting Group. We strive to create and maintain relationships with our clients that go beyond just being their legal counsel – we work to become a strategic partner, integral to each client’s success.

Special Acknowledgments

The American Lawyer’s annual Diversity Scorecard ranks Am Law 200 and National Law Journal 250 firms according to the percentage of minority attorneys – Asian-American, African-American, Latino or Hispanic, Native American and self-described multiracial lawyers – in the firm as a whole and in the partnership. Gardere is currently ranked among the top diverse firms in the U.S.


Published annually by London-based Chambers and Partners, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes the top law firms and leading individual attorneys nationwide. Firms and attorneys are selected for the merit-based listing based on interviews with thousands of clients, attorneys and third-party experts across the United States. Chambers' reputation is based on the independence and objectivity of its research and consistently recognizes Gardere as one of the nation's top law firms. Recent honors were awarded by Chambers USA to 21 Gardere attorneys and eight practice areas. 


Since 1999, Chambers has been researching the legal profession in Latin America, identifying leading lawyers and law firms throughout the region. Gardere's Mexico and Latin America practice is continually recognized in Chambers Latin America: Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Recent honors were awarded to Gardere's Mexico City office for its work in tax. Additionally, partners Roberto Arena Reyes Retana and Fernando Camarena Cardona were recognized individually for their tax work.

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The U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White Inc.) survey showcases nearly 10,000 law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 75 legal practice areas, and in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 119 major legal practice areas. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The Firm is recognized nationally in 14 categories in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” Additionally, 31 of the Firm’s practice areas received Metropolitan rankings.


   Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Each year, no more than 5 percent of attorneys are designated for this honor in each participating state. In 2017, 40 of the Firm’s attorneys were recognized on the Texas Super Lawyers list and Leonard M. MacPhee, a partner in the Firm’s Denver office, was named to the Colorado Super Lawyers list.

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