News Release

Locke Lord Again Ranked No. 1 Texas Law Firm Lobby Practice by Capitol Inside; Chair of Firm’s Texas Public Law Section Robert Miller Ranked Among Top 3 Lobbyists in State

February 11, 2021

(AUSTIN) February 11, 2021 – Locke Lord has once again been named the No. 1 Texas law firm lobby practice according to Capitol Inside’s biennial Texas Lobby Power Rankings, a position the Firm has held since 2004. Robert Miller, Chair of the Firm’s Texas Public Law Section and Co-Chair of its Public Law and Policy Practice Group, has been ranked the No. 3 top lobbyist in the state, and two Locke Lord Public Policy Advisors are also included in the Power Rankings.

Capitol Inside, a closely followed Texas political and governmental affairs website based in Austin, said there is “a case for Miller as the most successful lobbyist in the Lone Star State,” noting his high-profile connections as the leader of “the best all-round lobby practice for a law firm in the Texas Capital City.”

“I am proud that Locke Lord’s Texas Public Law practice has remained consistently first-rate, even as each year brings new challenges to the landscape in which we work,” Miller said. “Our deep and unwavering dedication to supporting our clients and each other sets us apart, and we look forward to achieving many more positive outcomes together in this year’s legislative session and beyond.”

Also cited in this year’s Texas Lobby Power Rankings are:

  • Crystal Brown is No. 58 on the Hired Guns list. Brown joined the Firm in 2016 after serving as Chief of Staff for Democratic State Rep. Carol Alvarado of Houston.
  • Nef Partida is No. 60 on the Hired Guns list. Partida has served on the strategy team as a communications consultant to a number of Republican and Democratic campaigns.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.