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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Rankings

November 4, 2022 Announcement

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across several practice areas in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms."

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms” rankings recognize firms for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. According to the publication, 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
Construction Law
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Construction 
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Securities
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - 
   Defendants

Tier 3
Litigation – Antitrust
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Rankings -San Francisco 
Tier 1
Appellate Practice
Arbitration
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Insurance
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation – Securities
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions -
    Defendants
Natural Resources Law
Nonprofit / Charities Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trust & Estates Law

Tier 2 
Banking and Finance Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Corporate Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Tier 3
Energy Law
Mediation

Metropolitan Rankings - Santa Rosa
Tier 1 
Real Estate Law

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®. 45 Farella lawyers are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 and four Farella lawyers received “Lawyer of the Year” awards. In San Francisco, “Lawyer of the Year” awards went to David Lazerwitz for Natural Resources Law, John Green for Litigation-Insurance, and Mark Petersen for Litigation-Construction. In the Santa Rosa metropolitan region, Katherine Philippakis was “Lawyer of the Year” in the Real Estate Law practice area. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Click here to view all of Farella’s Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch.

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