SAN ANTONIO, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Burleson LLP, the largest energy law firm in the country devoted specifically to the oil and gas sector, announced that it has earned the No. 1 ranking in the San Antonio Business Journal's list of top energy law firms. The ranking was generated based on the number of local oil and gas lawyers working at each firm included in the listing.
The Houston-based law firm opened its San Antonio office in 2010 to serve companies with interests in the Eagle Ford shale play and the Permian Basin. In the past two years, the location has grown to include 23 oil and gas attorneys who practice in a wide range of areas related to energy law, including litigation, environmental law, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and title law.
Rick Burleson, managing partner of Burleson LLP, attributes the No. 1 ranking to the firm's ability to attract and retain some of the best and brightest lawyers the energy industry has to offer.
"When we opened our office in San Antonio, we made a concerted effort to recruit experienced attorneys with backgrounds in areas that are critical to the oil and gas industry," explained Burleson. "We added depth and breadth to our scope of services, and established a business model centered on responsiveness, industry knowledge, and efficiency. That's allowed us to build a strong client base and an even stronger reputation as the leading oil and gas law firm in the country."
Burleson's San Antonio office is located in the Weston Center at 112 East Pecan Street. In addition to work related to the Eagle Ford shale, the firm also represents clients in the Bakken, Barnett, Fayetteville, Haynesville, Marcellus, Mississippi Lime, Niobrara, Utica and Woodford plays.
About Burleson LLP With more than 120 attorneys in offices in Houston, San Antonio, Pittsburgh, and Denver, Burleson LLP is the largest full-service law firm in the country devoted specifically to the oil and gas sector. We are unique in being on the ground in the key markets serving the unconventional shale plays, and bring a distinct blend of legal understanding and technical skill to our practice. Our attorneys have worked as petroleum engineers, chemists, landmen, and geologists, and more than a third have served as inside legal counsel for oil and gas companies. These qualifications – combined with Burleson's broad geographic reach and comprehensive scope of services – have earned the firm a reputation for providing clients with the most seasoned, energy-specific legal services team the industry has to offer. For further information, visit www.burlesonllp.com.