2014 U.S. News

On November 3, 2014, U.S. News - Best Lawyers® announced their 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings. This is the fifth consecutive year that these rankings have been issued and Walter | Haverfield was pleased to learn that, this year, the firm was recognized for its achievements in 16 areas of practice:

National Tier 3
  • Litigation - ERISA
Metropolitan Tier 1
Cleveland

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Education Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

METROPOLITAN TIER 2
Cleveland

  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Trusts & Estates Law

METROPOLITAN TIER 3
Cleveland

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation - Construction

According to U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, firms included in this year's listing "...are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise." This year's ratings were based upon the largest number of participating firms and the highest number of client ballots since these rankings were initiated - more than 17,000 attorneys provided nearly 600,000 law firm evaluations, and almost 7,500 clients also participated in the evaluation process.

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® also explained that, "Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity."