Kemp Smith



Founded in 1866, Kemp Smith has 150 years of experience serving our clients, communities and profession. Kemp Smith is the second-oldest law firm in Texas, the largest law firm in El Paso and the only El Paso-based firm with offices in Austin and Las Cruces.

The firm boasts 13 partners who have been selected to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, the 2015 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, to the 2016 Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White publishers, or listed in Chambers USA. The following were selected for inclusion into Best Lawyers: Allan M. Goldfarb, Gene Wolf, Deborah C. Trejo, Carl E. Ryan, Clara (C.B.) Burns, Charles C. High, Jr., Michael D. McQueen, Richard A. Bonner, Ken Slavin, James W. Brewer and Tom Forbes. Super Lawyers: Richard Bonner, Clara C.B. Burns, Allan Goldfarb, Charlie High, Michael McQueen, Ken Slavin, Carl Ryan and Scott Mann. Texas Rising Stars: Sean C. White, Gilbert L. Sanchez, Abe Howard-Gonzalez. Chambers USA: Charles C. High, Clara C.B. Burns and Michael D. McQueen.

Charles C. High was named one of the Top 50 Lawyers (Central and West Texas Region) in Texas Super Lawyers 2014.

Best Lawyers named Allan M. Goldfarb 2016 El Paso Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year and Clara C.B. Burns 2016 El Paso Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year.

The firm is active in the American Bar Association, the State Bars of Texas and New Mexico, the El Paso Bar Association and the Austin Bar Association. Kemp Smith was acknowledged with eight Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas: Corporate Law; Employment Law- Management; Medical Malpractice Law- Defendants; Real Estate Law; Trusts and Estates Law; and recognized with three Tier 2 rankings: Administrative/Regulatory Law; Government Relations Practice; Water Law by Best Lawyers.

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