Recognition & Honors


Awards are important measures of an organization's accomplishments. Gray Plant Mooty has received several honors that speak to our focus on client service, our high ethical standards, and the fact that we know how to balance working hard for our clients with leading full and rich lives.


Franchise Times magazine named 15 attorneys from the Gray Plant Mooty Franchise & Distribution Practice Group 2017 “Legal Eagles.” Franchise Times describes honorees as “superior attorneys,” known among clients, peers, and even adversaries, as the “rainmakers, the go-to lawyers, the ethical problem-solvers.”


U.S. News - Best Lawyers® listed Gray Plant Mooty among the top-tier national and metropolitan firms in its 2018 "Best Law Firms" rankings. These rankings draw on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, as well as peer review from leading attorneys in their field.


Minnesota Business named Gray Plant Mooty the winner of the Community Impact Awards 2014 Long-Term Achievement Award, recognizing a company that has shown at least ten years of commitment to helping nonprofits or other worthy causes. In 2013, the firm was also recognized as a finalist in the Best in Class: Midsize category.


Gray Plant Mooty was recognized by its clients in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2018: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance as an elite law firm for excellence in the delivery of client service. The ranking marks the eighth consecutive year that the firm has joined this prominent list of client service leaders.


In 2016, GPM was recognized in BTI Brand Elite 2016: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms, reflecting the firm's innovation, client service, and premium value.


The firm was also named to the BTI Honor Roll of Most Feared Litigation Firms in 2014 in The BTI Litigation Outlook 2014: Changes, Trends, and Opportunities for Law Firms as a law firm clients fear most in litigation.


In 2017, Gray Plant Mooty was recognized once again as one of the nation's "50 Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers.


In 2012, GPM was again named a “Go-To Law Firm” for its expertise in intellectual property and litigation. In 2010 and 2007, GPM was named a "Go-To Law Firm" by its energy services and financial services clients, respectively.



GPM’s Franchise & Distribution Practice Group was ranked by clients and peers as one of the world's top five franchise law practices in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global.


Gray Plant Mooty was named one of the 2016 "Top Workplaces" by the Star Tribune. Gray Plant Mooty ranked 32nd on the top midsize companies list, and it is the only major Twin Cities law firm to be named.


Gray Plant Mooty was named one of the 2010 "Best Places to Work" by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Of the 250 companies that participated in the balloting, GPM is the only law firm in the state to receive this award for an unprecedented eight consecutive years.


GPM attorneys consistently are ranked by clients and peers as leaders in their respective fields in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In the 2017 edition of Chambers USA the firm was recognized nationally in Franchising and in the following practice areas at the state level: Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, and Labor, Employment, & Higher Education


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