HOUSTON – Houston-based Wright Close & Barger LLP has earned the recognition of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the top appellate and civil litigation firms in the country. This marks the fifth time the firm has been named to the annual Best Law Firms list.

Wright Close & Barger’s highly regarded appellate practice produced a national Tier 1 ranking in the 2019 peer-review guide to law firms. The firm also ranked in the top tier of Houston firms for commercial litigation and personal injury defense litigation.

“National recognition on the Best Law Firms list is always a special honor,” said name partner Thomas C. Wright. “We are proud of our lawyers’ expertise and dedication to serving our clients. It is this determination that allows us to continue generating solid results. Just this year, the firm’s diverse statewide litigation practice includes trials of oil and gas and other commercial disputes, and an international energy arbitration. Our appellate results include three wins in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and state appellate court wins in Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Dallas, Amarillo, Beaumont, and Corpus Christi.”

To be eligible for a Best Law Firms ranking in a practice area, a firm must have had at least one lawyer included in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America guide. Earlier this year, eight attorneys from the firm were named to that list. They are Mr. Wright; name partners Howard L. Close and Jessica Zavadil Barger; appellate partners Wanda McKee Fowler and Russell Hollenbeck; and litigators Justin Campbell IIIKenneth Fair and Randall Owens.

The annual Best Law Firms guide is based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from lawyers in the same practice areas and additional review by the publication. Clients are asked to rank firms based on expertise, responsiveness and understanding of their clients’ business, among other factors. The full listing of Best Law Firms can be viewed at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

Wright Close & Barger LLP is a Houston-based civil trial and appellate firm handling complex trial and appeals work for clients across Texas. The firm’s team of experienced attorneys have a track record for achieving favorable resolutions in cases involving catastrophic personal injury, insurance coverage, intellectual property, oil and gas, product defects, commercial disputes, arbitration and mediation, trade secrets, and trust and estate litigation, among others. Wright Close & Barger also assists with pretrial motions, special evidence problems, challenges to expert witnesses, and the critical work on the court’s charge to the jury. To learn more, visit http://www.wrightclosebarger.com.