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

November 1, 2017 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2017: Farella Braun + Martel LLP has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Several Farella practices were recognized both nationally and regionally.

According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers, “Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently 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
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions –
    Defendants

Tier 2
Commercial Litigation
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Securities

Tier 3
Construction Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Natural Resources Law

Metropolitan Rankings – San Francisco

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

Tier 2
Banking and Finance Law
Energy Law
Litigation - Patent
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Real Estate Law

Tier 3
Corporate Law

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Forty-one Farella lawyers are listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Click here to view the list.

Firm Highlights

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