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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Rankings

November 5, 2021 Announcement

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across several practice areas in the 2022 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
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Securities
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Tier 3
Insurance Law
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 – Insurance
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 2
Arbitration
Banking and Finance Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Tier 3
Energy Law

Metropolitan Rankings - Santa Rosa

Tier 1
Real Estate Law

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes six percent of lawyers practicing in the U.S. 51 Farella lawyers are listed in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Two Farella lawyers received “Lawyer of the Year” Awards in San Francisco: Amy Briggs for Litigation-Insurance, and Hank Evans for Banking and Finance Law. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Click here to view the list.

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