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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2015 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

November 3, 2014 Announcement

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2014: Several Farella Braun + Martel LLP practices were recognized in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The rankings are based on client and peer evaluations and information provided by the firm.  

National Rankings

Tier 1

  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Tier 2

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Securities

Tier 3

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Patent

Metropolitan Rankings – San Francisco

Tier 1

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Trust & Estates Law

Tier 2

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers, firms included in the 2015 “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. 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. Twenty-nine Farella lawyers are listed in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Click here to view the list.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. www.fbm.com

Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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