On Oct. 29 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced a merger with Dallas-based Crouch & Ramey LLP, a 21-lawyer practice led by Cole Ramey.
With the merger, Kilpatrick Townsend enters the Texas legal market by making Dallas the home of its 18th office worldwide, including 15 in the U.S, according to a press release.
"We are excited to have Crouch & Ramey joining our firm. They are an outstanding group of seasoned trial lawyers with a strong reputation as client focused litigators who consistently get excellent results," said Henry Walker, Kilpatrick Townsend chair. "They are a great group of people with deep Texas roots who will provide a strong core nucleus on which to build a robust Dallas office. With a significant client base in Texas, we have been looking for the right opportunity to enter the market and believe Crouch & Ramey is an excellent fit."
According to Ramey, Kilpatrick Townsend provided an ideal platform to service their clients' needs.
"We are honored to be joining Kilpatrick Townsend. Not only do we immediately add to the depth of Kilpatrick Townsend's world-class litigation department, but the ability to provide national intellectual property and corporate capabilities to our clients is a solid foundation for success,” he said. “We are joining a firm that fits very well with our culture, puts client service first, encourages collaboration, and serves an impressive and expanding client base."
The addition of the Crouch & Ramey lawyers will give Kilpatrick Townsend more than 170 lawyers dedicated exclusively to litigation. Kilpatrick Townsend's roster of clients with a significant presence in Texas includes AT&T, Celanese, Halliburton, Oracle, and Turner Industries.
Kilpatrick Townsend's Dallas office will be located at Crouch & Ramey's current address at 2001 Ross Avenue.