November 5, 2020

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has recognized Walter | Haverfield as a national “Best Law Firm” for its land use and zoning law practice. Furthermore, the firm received 19 regional rankings, the largest number of regional rankings in firm history. The regional rankings range from real estate to litigation 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 governmental incentives. Walter | Haverfield earned a second tier national ranking for its land use and zoning law practice for the third year in a row. Previously, 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, land use and zoning law, litigation – land use and zoning, litigation – real estate, and real estate law.

Firms included in the 2021 listing are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Nearly 16,000 lawyers provided more than 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. This list can also be found here.

Walter | Haverfield earned 1 National Ranking in 2021:

  • National Tier 2
    • Land Use & Zoning Law

Walter | Haverfield earned 19 Metropolitan Rankings in 2021:

  • Metropolitan Tier 1 (Cleveland)
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
      • Education Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Land Use & Zoning Law
      • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
      • Litigation – Real Estate
      • Real Estate Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 (Cleveland)
      • Construction Law
      • Litigation – Environmental
      • Litigation – Labor & Employment
      • Tax Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3 (Cleveland)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Bet-the-Company Litigation
      • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
      • Litigation – Construction
      • Litigation – ERISA
      • Litigation – Insurance
      • Litigation – Trusts & Estates

Since 1932, Walter | Haverfield attorneys have served as strategic counselors to private businesses, public organizations and high-net-worth individuals, providing creative and customized solutions that deliver outstanding results at an exceptional value. Today, our team of nearly 90 attorneys is focused primarily in the areas of business services, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax and wealth management, hospitality and liquor control, litigation, public law and education.