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Walter Haverfield Recognized Nationally by “Best Law Firms” 2023

November 3, 2022

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 17 regional rankings ranging 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 fifth year in a row.

Regionally, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Walter Haverfield in the top tier for the following practice areas: banking and finance law, commercial litigation, education law, land use & zoning law, litigation – labor & employment, litigation – real estate, litigation – trusts & estates, real estate law and tax law.

Firms included in the latest 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.

The 2023 rankings incorporate more than 8.2 million evaluations of more than 115,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms.

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 2023:
• National Tier 2
Land Use & Zoning Law

Walter Haverfield earned 17 Metropolitan Rankings in 2023:
• Metropolitan Tier 1 (Cleveland)
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Education Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Real Estate
Litigation – Trust & Estates
Real Estate Law
Tax Law

• Metropolitan Tier 2 (Cleveland)
Construction Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation – Environmental
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

• Metropolitan Tier 3 (Cleveland)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – ERISA

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. Our track record has allowed us to sustain year-after-year growth, and in the past decade, we have doubled our size. Today, our team of nearly 90 attorneys is focused primarily in the areas of business services, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, education, tax and wealth management, hospitality and liquor control, litigation and public law.