Rusty Hardin & Associates Named to 2024 List of Best Law Firms

Firm earned top-tier rankings for four practice areas

HOUSTON – For an eighth consecutive year, Rusty Hardin & Associates has been named to the list of Best Law Firms by The Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most revered legal listings in the country.

The firm earned the highest ranking possible – Tier 1 – for white-collar criminal defense, commercial litigation, plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation, and appellate practice in the Houston metropolitan area. Its appellate practice also earned national recognition for a fifth consecutive year.

“I am very proud of our team of lawyers and the work they do every day,” said Mr. Hardin. “They put everything they have into fighting for our clients, so to be honored for that work, it simply does not get any better than that.”

Firms selected to the Best Law Firms guide undergo a rigorous vetting process that includes editorial research and attorney and client feedback.

To be considered, firms are required to have at least one attorney named to The Best Lawyers in America. Rusty Hardin & Associates had seven firm attorneys named to the 2024 list, including Mr. Hardin, Ryan Higgins, Lara Hollingsworth, Terry Kernell, Megan C. Moore, Joe Roden and Aisha Dennis. Partners Leah Graham and Emily Smith were named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list.

The Best Law Firms honor is one of several accolades Rusty Hardin & Associates has received recently. Firm attorneys have also been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers and Lawdragon. The firm was also named to Texas Lawyer’s 2023 “Watch List” for advancement in diversity and inclusion.

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Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP has built a solid reputation for taking on the causes of its clients and obtaining favorable results in commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, plaintiffs’ personal injury, appellate matters, and general civil and criminal litigation. To learn more, visit


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