2014 “Best Law Firms” Awards Smith Anderson with its Highest Ranking in 24 Practice Areas

Raleigh, N.C. – In its annual joint “Best Law Firms” ranking,U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have named Smith Anderson a metropolitan “Tier 1” firm in 24 practice areas. The annual law firm ranking is based on client and peer reviews, as well as evaluation of information provided in a survey submitted by law firms.

Smith Anderson’s “Best Law Firms” metropolitan “Tier 1” rankings include the following practice areas:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Venture Capital Law

A full list of Smith Anderson’s “Best Law Firms” rankings, including 24 metropolitan “Tier 1” and seven “Tier 2” practice area rankings, can be found here.

About Smith Anderson

Since 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to become the largest Raleigh-based law firm, and one of the largest in North Carolina. The Firm represents a diverse and dynamic group of local, national and international clients. Smith Anderson has a tradition of professional and public service, and its lawyers and staff remain dedicated to the principles of professionalism, excellence and service to its clients and communities. For more information, please visit www.SmithLaw.com.

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans and more.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over thirty years, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.


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