Smith Anderson Recognized in 39 Practice Categories, Receives Two National Ratings in U.S. News and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

In its 2018 joint “Best Law Firms” ranking, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have recognized Smith Anderson as a leading firm in 39 practice categories, including 28 Metropolitan Tier 1 ratings, the highest rating available.

Additionally, for the first time, the firm’s Venture Capital Law practice received a National Tier 2 rating in addition to a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking. The firm’s Land Use & Zoning Law practice received a National Tier 3 rating, in addition to a Metropolitan Tier 1 rating.

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 received recognition in the following 39 practice categories:

  1. Administrative/Regulatory Law
  2. Banking and Finance Law
  3. Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  4. Biotechnology Law
  5. Commercial Litigation
  6. Construction Law
  7. Corporate Law
  8. Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  9. Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  10. Employment Law – Management
  11. Environmental Law
  12. Financial Services Regulation Law
  13. Government Relations Practice
  14. Health Care Law
  15. Labor Law – Management
  16. Land Use and Zoning Law
  17. Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  18. Litigation - Bankruptcy
  19. Litigation – Construction
  20. Litigation – Environmental
  21. Litigation – Intellectual Property
  22. Litigation – Labor and Employment
  23. Litigation – Patent
  24. Litigation – Real Estate
  25. Litigation – Securities
  26. Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  27. Litigation – Tax
  28. Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  29. Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  30. Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  31. Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
  32. Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  33. Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  34. Real Estate Law
  35. Securities / Capital Markets Law
  36. Securities Regulation
  37. Tax Law
  38. Trusts & Estates Law
  39. Venture Capital Law

The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. For more information, please visit

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