"Best Law Firms" Rankings Released!

On November 1, 2017, U.S. News – Best Lawyers announced their 2018 "Best Law Firms" rankings. This is the eighth 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 17 areas of practice.

NATIONAL TIER 3

  • Land Use & Zoning Law

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

METROPOLITAN TIER 2
Cleveland

  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Tax Law

METROPOLITAN TIER 3
Cleveland

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment

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 a high number of participating firms and a large number of client ballots. More than 13,000 attorneys provided over one million law firm evaluations, and over 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 its abilities, its professionalism, and its integrity."