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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings

November 7, 2023 Announcement

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across several practice areas in the 2024 edition of the United States Best Law Firms® rankings by Best Lawyers®.

National Rankings

Tier 1
Appellate Practice
Natural Resources Law

Tier 2
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Securities
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions -
   Defendants
Tax Law

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

Metropolitan Rankings -San Francisco

Tier 1
Appellate Practice
Arbitration
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Antitrust
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
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Tier 3
Mediation

Metropolitan Rankings - Santa Rosa

Tier 1
Real Estate Law

According to the publication, achieving a tiered Best Law Firms ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The rankings are based on client/professional reference feedback, firmographic information provided by firms, industry leader interviews, and feedback collected on individual lawyers through the Best Lawyers research process.

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Firms are eligible in the practice area(s) and metro region(s) with individual recognitions. Forty-six Farella lawyers are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2024. Additionally, ten lawyers were named inBest Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, recognizing the exceptional careers of lawyers rising up in the legal profession, and two Farella lawyers received “Lawyer of the Year” awards in the San Francisco Metropolitan region: Amy Briggs (Litigation-Insurance) and Douglas Young (Litigation-Securities). 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.

Firm Highlights

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