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

November 1, 2019 Accolades

Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across a number of practice areas in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2020 Edition.

According to U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® the “Best Law Firms” rankings recognize firms for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.

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
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trust & Estates Law

Tier 2
Banking and Finance Law

Tier 2 Santa Rosa:  Real Estate Law

Tier 3 San Francisco
Arbitration
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Energy Law
Litigation – Labor & Employment

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. 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. Forty-six Farella lawyers are listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Click here to view the list.

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