On November 1, 2016, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® announced their 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.andnbsp; 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 and Zoning Law

METROPOLITAN TIER 1
Cleveland

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

METROPOLITAN TIER 2
Cleveland

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

METROPOLITAN TIER 3
Cleveland

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Labor and 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.andnbsp; Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”andnbsp; This year’s ratings were based upon a high number of participating firms and the “…highest number of client ballots on record.”andnbsp; 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.andnbsp; 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.”