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Farella Braun + Martel Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

November 5, 2020 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, November 5, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across a number of practice areas in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2021.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021 edition recognizes firms 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.

National Rankings

Tier 1
Appellate Practice
Land Use & Zoning Law
Natural Resources Law

Tier 2
Commercial Litigation
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Securities
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions -
   Defendants

Tier 3
Construction Law
Litigation – Patent
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Rankings - San Francisco

Tier 1
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation – Securities
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Natural Resources Law
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trust & Estates Law

Tier 1 Santa Rosa
Real Estate Law

Tier 2 San Francisco
Arbitration
Banking and Finance Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Energy Law
Litigation – Labor & Employment

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. 52 Farella lawyers are listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Click here to view the list.

Firm Highlights

Publication

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Passes Housing Fee Reform Legislation

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News

Chambers USA 2024 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers, Practices

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Publication

California Court Issues First Decision Addressing Builder’s Remedy; Decision on Related Lawsuit Pending

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Publication

AB 1633: The Housing Accountability Act

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Publication

Housing Fee Reform Legislation

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Publication

Downtown San Francisco Adaptive Reuse Legislation Slated To Go Into Effect

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