U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

On November 1, 2016, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® announced their 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.  This is the seventh 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 2

  • 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

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Tax Law

METROPOLITAN TIER 3
Cleveland

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation – Construction
  • 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 the “…highest number of client ballots on record.”  More than 10,000 attorneys provided over 800,000 law firm evaluations, and over 10,000 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.”