Rice M. Tilley, Jr. Named Top 100 in U.S. by Worth Magazine


FORT WORTH – Rice M. Tilley, Jr., a veteran Fort Worth attorney with Haynes and Boone, LLP, has been designated one of Worth Magazine’s “Top 100 Attorneys” in the United States serving affluent clients with trusts, estates, philanthropy and other family law needs.

“We are extremely proud that Rice’s reputation has grown to such national prominence,” said Haynes and Boone Managing Partner Terry Conner. “He is more than worthy of such an award, as his clients will attest.”

Worth editors compile their annual Top 100 list using a rigorous system. First, nominations are taken from readers and professionals who regularly interact with leading lawyers. Next, editors ask each nominated attorney to complete a detailed questionnaire.

“We target those nominees whose experience is deep enough, who serve clients with sufficient net worth, and who have the professional affiliations and publishing history to indicate that they could provide extraordinary expertise to a Worth reader,” the editors explain. The magazine also performs background checks on nominees. “With this step completed, we compile our list, certain that we are, in fact, honoring the top 100 attorneys in the nation,” the magazine editors say.

Mr. Tilley has more than 40 years of experience in taxation, estate planning, tax-exempt organizations, and asset protection planning. He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both taxation and estate planning and probate law, and has been elected by his peers to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Mr. Tilley has served as chairman of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and editor of that section's newsletter. He also has served as a member of the Tax Lawyers-Internal Revenue Service Liaison Committee for the Southwest Region.

He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, 1989-2005, 2009) as one of the best lawyers in America in the field of estate planning. He was selected by Texas Monthly magazine in 2003-2005, 2008 as one of Texas’ “Super Lawyers,” and was selected by the Fort Worth Business Press as one of Fort Worth’s “Attorneys of Excellence” for 2003-2005.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 500 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2008), as one of "The Best 20 Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2008), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2008) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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