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Adams and Reese Ranks Nationally in 18 Practice Areas in 2018 'Best Law Firms' List

11/1/2017

Adams and Reese had 18 practice areas ranked nationally as Top Tier and another 70 garnered Metropolitan Tier 1 status in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® (by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners) on Wednesday.

The annual listing, now in its eighth consecutive year, awards law firm rankings in a total of 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan practice areas. Adams and Reese received National Tier 1 status in Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Real Estate and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants.

The firm also garnered National Tier 2 distinction in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas Law, Public Finance Law and Timber Law, while receiving National Tier 3 honors in Banking and Finance Law, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law-Management, Health Care law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Natural Resources Law and Project Finance Law.

In addition to the 70 practice areas ranked as Metropolitan Tier 1, Adams and Reese had 51 practice areas ranked among Metropolitan Tier 2 practices and 36 areas ranked as Metropolitan Tier 3. All told, the firm had a total of 175 practice areas ranked in the 2018 report, representing 17 markets throughout Adams and Reese’ regional footprint – which includes the southern United State and Washington, DC.

According to Best Lawyers®, firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” listing 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. Adams and Reese had 129 attorneys ranked in the 2018 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" back in August.

ADAMS AND REESE’S 2018 BEST LAW FIRMS RANKINGS

NATIONAL RANKINGS

National Tier 1
     •  Commercial Litigation
     •  Litigation-Real Estate
     •  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Defendants

National Tier 2
     •  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
     •  Litigation-Banking & Finance
     •  Litigation-Construction
     •  Oil & Gas Law
     •  Public Finance Law
     •  Timber Law

National Tier 3
     •  Banking and Finance Law
     •  Construction Law
     •  Corporate Law
     •  Employment Law-Management
     •  Health Care Law
     •  Litigation-Intellectual Property
     •  Natural Resources Law
     •  Project Finance Law
     •  Technology Law

METROPOLITAN RANKINS

Atlanta, Ga.
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Baton Rouge, La.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Government Relations Practice
     •  Insurance Law
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Commercial Litigation
     •  Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Administrative/Regulatory Law

Birmingham, Ala.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Commercial Litigation
     •  Financial Services Regulation Law
     •  Litigation-Banking & Finance
     •  Litigation-Bankruptcy
     •  Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
     •  Securities/Capital Markets Law
     •  Securities Regulation
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Banking and Finance Law
     •  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
     •  Litigation-Antitrust
     •  Tax Law
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Health Care Law
     •  Litigation-Securities
     •  Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Columbia, S.C.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Banking and Finance law
     •  Commercial Litigation
     •  Litigation-Banking & Finance
     •  Litigation-Real Estate
     •  Real Estate Law
     •  Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Mergers & Acquisitions Law
     •  Tax Law
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Corporate Law
     •  Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs

Houston, Texas
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Construction Law
     •  Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
     •  Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Commercial Litigation
     •  Litigation-Intellectual Property
     •  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants
     •  Oil & Gas Law
     •  Technology Law
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Natural Resources Law

Jackson, Miss.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Employment Law-Management
     •  Energy Law
     •  Financial Services Regulation Law
     •  Litigation-Real Estate
     •  Litigation-Securities
     •  Litigation-Trusts & Estates
     •  Natural Resources law
     •  Oil & Gas Law
     •  Securities/Capital Markets Law
     •  Securities Regulations
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Banking and Finance Law
     •  Corporate Law
     •  Insurance Law
     •  Labor Law-Management
     •  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants
     •  Mergers & Acquisitions Law
     •  Real Estate Law
     •  Trusts & Estates Law
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Environmental Law
     •  Litigation-Environmental

Jacksonville, Fla.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Insurance Law
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Banking and Finance Law
     •  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Memphis, Tenn.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Commercial Litigation
     •  Corporate Law
     •  Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
     •  First Amendment Law
     •  Litigation-First Amendment
     •  Project Finance Law
     •  Public Finance Law
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Banking and Finance Law
     •  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
     •  Health Care Law
     •  Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants
     •  Litigation-Banking & Finance
     •  Litigation-Municipal
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Litigation-Bankruptcy
     •  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants
     •  Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants

Mobile, Ala.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Corporate Law
     •  Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
     •  Labor Law-Management
     •  Tax Law
     •  Timber Law
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Banking and Finance Law
     •  Employment Law-Management
     •  Litigation-Labor & Employment
     •  Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers

Nashville, Tenn.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Commercial Litigation
     •  Copyright Law 
     •  Entertainment Law-Music
     •  Government Relations Practice
     •  Litigation-Bankruptcy
     •  Litigation-Intellectual Property
     •  Litigation-Real Estate
     •  Litigation-Securities
     •  Public Finance Law
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Arbitration
     •  Banking and Finance Law
     •  Entertainment Law-Motion Pictures & Television
     •  Health Care Law
     •  Insurance Law
     •  Labor Law-Management 
     •  Litigation-Banking & Finance
     •  Litigation-Construction
     •  Real Estate Law
     •  Trademark Law
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
     •  Corporate Law
     •  Financial Services Regulator Law
     •  Litigation-Labor & Employment
     •  Litigation-Patent
     •  Litigation-Tax
     •  Media Law
     •  Mergers & Acquisitions Law
     •  Patent Law
     •  Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants

New Orleans, La.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Admiralty & Maritime Law
     •  Appellate Practice
     •  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Right/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
     •  Commercial Litigation
     •  Employment Law-Management
     •  Energy Law
     •  Environmental Law
     •  Government Relations Practice
     •  Health Care Law
     •  Insurance Law
     •  Labor Law-Management
     •  Litigation-Environmental
     •  Litigation-Labor & Employment
     •  Litigation-Real Estate
     •  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants
     •  Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
     •  Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
     •  Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Financial Services Regulation Law
     •  Public Finance Law
     •  Workers’ Compensation Law-Employees
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Arbitrations
     •  Banking and Finance Law
     •  Litigation-Antitrust
     •  Litigation-Securities
     •  Oil & Gas Law
     •   Tax Law
     •  Trusts & Estates Law

Sarasota, Fla.
Metropolitan Tier 1 
     •  Litigation-Real Estate
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Litigation-Construction

St. Petersburg, Fla.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
     •  Litigation-Construction
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Real Estate Law

Tampa, Fla.
Metropolitan Tier 1
     •  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
     •  Litigation-Construction
     •  Litigation-Real Estate
Metropolitan Tier 2
     •  Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
     •  Litigation-Bankruptcy
Metropolitan Tier 3
     •  Commercial Litigation
     •  Land Use & Zoning Law