134 Metro Rankings
Baker Botts is a preeminent, full-service global law firm renowned for its in-depth understanding of the industries it serves. Established in the 1840s, the firm has a rich and distinguished history of providing unparalleled legal services to its clients, having represented a diverse range of industries including cotton merchants, brokers, and railroads in the early days of Houston. Today, Baker Botts operates globally with a presence in several countries and has continuously served a wide range of industries, organizations, and individuals while staying at the forefront of technological advancements. With extensive experience, extensive knowledge, and a talented team of legal professionals, Baker Botts is well-equipped to tackle its clients' most pressing legal challenges. It has a broad network of correspondent counsel at esteemed law firms across the world, providing them with a global reach and unparalleled legal capabilities. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, an international association of 160 independent premier law firms, and serves as the Lex Mundi firm for the state of Texas. Additionally, it is a member of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, an international law firm association with a unique strategic alliance within the global legal community, and serves as the PRAC firm for the state of Texas.
Baker Botts has been an integral part of Houston's business community since 1840 when the firm's founder, Peter Gray, launched his law practice in the Republic of Texas. As Houston's economy developed, so did the scope of the firm's legal services. Our Houston office has maintained the heritage of community leadership established by the founders of the firm. Baker Botts is rooted as a pillar institution in the city's business landscape, and our lawyers have played pivotal roles in landmark cases and transactions involving clients in a multitude of industries. Our lawyers are experienced in a wide range of areas, including corporate, environmental, global projects, intellectual property, litigation and tax. We work for leading companies in a variety of industries: banking and finance, energy, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals, real estate, technology, telecommunications and transportation. Houston is often referred to as the energy capital of the world, and Baker Botts is recognized as one of the city's leading law firms with connections to key international energy markets in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Energy is an integral component of the work our lawyers provide clients, but the depth of our legal counsel covers a broad array of practice areas including corporate, environmental, global projects, intellectual property, litigation and tax. For additional details on our Houston office and its leadership, click here to read more. City Facts money bag Ranked the #1 U.S. city where paychecks stretch the furthest by Forbes. trophy The most diverse, rapidly growing major U.S. metropolitan area. home Ranked #10 in job growth by Forbes. sun Home to the second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 companies in the country. rapidly growth Ranked #3 by Travel + Leisure in "America's Most Cultured Cities 2015." fork and knife More than 10,000 restaurants in the Houston area with culinary choices that represent more than 70 countries and American regions. city scape Ranked #17 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report. job growth Temperature rarely drops below freezing with an average 204 sunny days per year.
Total Offices: 17
Total Attorneys: 600
|Locations||No. of Attorneys|
|New York City, NY||231|
|Palo Alto, CA||48|
|San Francisco, CA||50|
|Practice Areas||No. of Attorneys|
|Energy and Oil & Gas||29|
|Environmental and Land Use||24|
|Labor & Employment||3|
|Trusts and Estates||8|
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