U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has recognized Walter | Haverfield as a national “Best Law Firm” for its land use and zoning law practice. The firm also received 15 regional rankings ranging from litigation to real estate to education law.

Land use and zoning law focuses on public efforts to shape the use and development of private land, either through regulation or through governmental incentives. Walter | Haverfield earned a second tier national ranking for its land use and zoning law practice in the 2019 listing. That’s a step up from the 2018 listing in which the firm’s land use and zoning practice was ranked in the third tier.

Regionally, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Walter | Haverfield in the top tier for the following practice areas: commercial litigation, criminal defense: white-collar, education law, environmental law, litigation – land use and zoning, litigation – municipal, and real estate law.

The firms included in the 2019 listing are acknowledged for their professional excellence with ratings from clients and peers, according to U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Achieving a ranking signals a combination of a quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

More than 16,000 lawyers provided one million law firm assessments, and 12,000 clients participated in the evaluation process.

Below is a complete list of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings for Walter | Haverfield:

National Tier 2

  • Land Use and Zoning Law

Metropolitan Tier 1

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

Metropolitan Tier 2

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

Metropolitan Tier 3

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

Since 1932, Walter | Haverfield attorneys have served as strategic counselors to private businesses, public entities and high net-worth individuals, providing creative and customized solutions that deliver outstanding results at an exceptional value. Our track record has allowed us to sustain year-after-year growth. Walter | Haverfield has doubled its size in the past decade to become one of the top ten Cleveland-based law firms. Today, our team of nearly 80 attorneys is focused primarily in the areas of corporate transactions, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax and wealth management, liquor control law, litigation, public law and education.