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Fourteen Practice Areas Ranked Nationally for Adams and Reese by U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers (by BL Rankings, LLC)

11/5/2013

Adams and Reese had 14 Practice Areas ranked nationally and 151 total practice areas ranked throughout 10 of the firm's cities in its regional footprint, announced by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® (by BL Rankings, LLC), which for the fourth consecutive year combined their efforts to deliver the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with ratings from clients and peers.

Both nationally and in each metropolitan city, practice areas received high rankings in three tiers with Tier 1 being the top ranking, Tier 2 the second level, and Tier 3, the third level. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. 

All of the following Adams and Reese practice areas were ranked in “National – Tier 3”

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

The following are all of Adams and Reese's practice area rankings in each of the firm's cities:


Baton Rouge

Tier 1: Gaming Law, Government Relations, Insurance, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Tier 2: Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA)
Tier 3: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law


Birmingham

Tier 1: Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Securities / Capital Markets, Securities Regulation
Tier 2: Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization, Health Care, Litigation – Antitrust
Tier 3: Litigation – Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions


Columbia
Tier 1: Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Trusts & Estates, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
Tier 2: Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Mergers & Acquisitions
Tier 3: Corporate Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Tax

Houston
Tier 2: Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants


Jackson
Tier 1: Energy, Financial Services Regulation, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Securities / Capital Markets, Securities Regulation
Tier 2: Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Employment Law – Management, Health Care, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Trusts & Estates, Water Law
Tier 3: Environmental Law, Insurance


Memphis
Tier 1: Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, First Amendment Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation - First Amendment, Project Finance, Public Finance
Tier 2: Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization, Health Care, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Trusts & Estates
Tier 3: Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants


Mobile
Tier 1: Banking and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions
Tier 2: Corporate Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Tax, Timber Law
Tier 3: Litigation: Labor and Employment

Nashville
Tier 1: Copyright Law, Entertainment Law – Music, Government Relations, Litigation - Real Estate, Public Finance
Tier 2: Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation, Insurance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Construction, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Real Estate, Trademark Law
Tier 3: Arbitration, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Health Care, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation – Securities, Litigation – Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions


New Orleans
Tier 1: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law – Management, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Government Relations, Health Care, Insurance, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Litigation – Patent, Litigation - Real Estate, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Project Finance, Public Finance, Real Estate, Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tier 2: Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate, Banking and Finance, Eminent Domain and Condemnation, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Securitization and Structured Finance, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
Tier 3: Arbitration, Construction, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil and Gas, Tax, Trusts & Estates


Tampa

Tier 1: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization, Construction, Litigation – Construction, Litigation - Real Estate

Tier 2: Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Tier 3: Commercial Litigation

The 2014 “Best Law Firms” list will be featured in two publications, distributed later this month. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the first edition of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue, which will be distributed to over 30,000 C-level executives. National and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel Publication, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 in-house counsel and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.