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Adams and Reese had 18 practice areas ranked nationally among Top Tier practice areas and 66 practice areas ranked among Metropolitan Tier One areas in the newly released 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings, furnished by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The annual list, now in its seventh consecutive year, awarded law firm rankings in a total of 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan practice areas.

Adams and Reese’s nationally ranked practice areas include:

National Tier 1

  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

National Tier 2

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Timber Law

National Tier 3

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Health Care Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Project Finance Law

Along with its 66 practice areas ranked as Metropolitan Tier One, Adams and Reese had 52 practice areas ranked among Metropolitan Tier Two practices and 37 areas ranked as Metropolitan Tier Three. The firm had a total of 173 practice areas ranked in the 2017 report, representing its 15 regional markets throughout the southern U.S.

Firms included in the 2017 “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 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Adams and Reese had 117 attorneys ranked in the 2017 Best Lawyers® edition.

The 2017 “Best Law Firms” list will be featured in two publications. National Tier One rankings will be included in the third edition of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue, which will be distributed in January to more than 35,000 C-level executives. National and Metropolitan Tier One rankings will also be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel publication to be distributed in December to more than 30,000 in-house counsel and digitally to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.

Adams and Reese’s complete 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be viewed here.