Big city excellence in the desert Southwest. One might expect to find plenty of sage bushes, scorpions and sunburns out in the West Texas town of El Paso. But it may come as a surprise to some that the Sun City is also the home of a 150-year old law firm full of extraordinary lawyers who are recognized as being among the best in their fields, both regionally and nationally. That law firm is Kemp Smith.
We at Kemp Smith have used our status as both the second-oldest law firm in Texas and the largest law firm on the tri-state international border to attract and assemble an impressive roster of high caliber attorneys with the qualifications to serve clients from across the nation and around the world. Two of our litigators are in the American College of Trial Lawyers and our lawyers have led both the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Texas chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Our Labor and Employment department is recognized as being among the best in the State of Texas by Chambers USA. Our attorneys have served as Chairs of the Environmental, Labor and Employment, and Taxation sections of the State Bar of Texas. And each year, a large number of our lawyers are designated Super Lawyers and listed in Best Lawyers in America.
We have earned and continue to maintain a longstanding reputation of excellence in El Paso as a result of serving the community with distinction since 1866. We represent many of the local movers and shakers and are well connected in both the business community and the community at large. Our lawyers are active with virtually every important organization in the City. At the courthouse, the judges know us and appreciate the high standards of professionalism and the quality of work we bring to the process.
We have also used El Paso’s unique geographical position—located just across the river from Ciudad Juarez, the fifth largest city in Mexico, and forty miles from Las Cruces, the second largest city in the State of New Mexico—to build a strong local, interstate and international presence in the Paso del Norte region. With many of our lawyers licensed in the State of New Mexico and a satellite office in Las Cruces, we are able to serve our clients located in every significant metropolitan area in New Mexico with the same excellence as our El Paso clients, and with lawyers who are fluent in Spanish and familiar with the Mexican legal system, we are able to provide our clients throughout Mexico with expert advice in their native language.
But our practice is not limited to the Paso del Norte area. We know our way around the Capitol and administrative agencies in Austin as a result of having an office in Austin that ties the firm to the rest of Texas. We represent major water districts and utility co-ops based throughout the state. Our governmental services lawyers represent clients from around the nation. And, our immigration and business lawyers represent clients from all around the world, including Canada, Western Europe, Latin America and Africa.
As a result of our unwavering commitment to provide the highest quality representation to our clients from the Borderplex and beyond, Kemp Smith has retained its reputation as the pre-eminent firm in the desert Southwest for the last century and a half. With that same expectation of excellence being cultivated in each successive generation of lawyers that join our firm, we expect Kemp Smith to remain the area’s pre-eminent firm for centuries to come.