November 4, 2021

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 20 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 fourth year in a row.

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 2022 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 2022 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 2022:

  • National Tier 2
    • Land Use & Zoning Law

Walter | Haverfield earned 20 Metropolitan Rankings in 2022:

  • 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)
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Bet-the-Company Litigation
      • Construction Law
      • Litigation – Environmental
      • Litigation – Labor & Employment
      • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
      • Tax Law
      • Trust & Estates law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3 (Cleveland)
      • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
      • Litigation – Construction
      • Litigation – ERISA
      • Litigation – Insurance

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. Walter | Haverfield has doubled its size in the past decade to become a top Ohio law firm. Today, our team of nearly 100 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.