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Front Page - Friday, November 10, 2017

U.S. News recognizes Chattanooga's top law firms




U.S. News and Best Lawyers have joined together to rank more than 13,000 law firms across the U.S. Eighteen Chattanooga firms are among the top local practices.

The “2018 Best Law Firms” report includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 122 Metropolitan-based practice areas.

Ranked firms are presented in tiers. Receiving a Tier 1 designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas.

Baker Donelson in Chattanooga achieved 20 Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings: banking and finance law; business organizations; commercial litigation; construction law; copyright law; employee benefits (ERISA) law; energy law; litigation – construction; litigation – intellectual property; litigation – patent; litigation – real estate; litigation – tax; medical malpractice law – defendants; mergers and acquisitions law; product liability litigation – defendants; public finance law; real estate law; securitization and structured finance law; tax law; and trusts and estates law.

Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak received Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings in employment law – management and labor law – management.

Campbell & Campbell achieved a Tier 1 Metropolitan ranking in personal injury litigation – defendants.

Chambliss Bahner received 15 Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings: bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; commercial litigation; construction law; copyright law; corporate law; employment law – management; energy law; health care law; litigation – antitrust; litigation – labor and employment; non-profit/charities law; patent law; real estate law; trademark law; and trusts and estates law.

“We appreciate being recognized by our clients and peers,” says Mike St. Charles, managing shareholder for Chambliss. “This recognition confirms that our firm is successfully tailoring our services to meet and exceed the specific needs and expectations of each client.”

Evans Harrison Hackett achieved three Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings: employment law – management; labor law – management; and litigation – labor and employment.

Franklin, Cooper & Marcus received Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings in arbitration and mediation.

Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon achieved four Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings: commercial litigation; litigation – municipal; litigation – real estate; and tax law.

Husch Blackwell in Chattanooga received Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings in litigation – trusts and estates and non-profit/charities law.

Lawrence & Lawrence achieved a Tier 1 Metropolitan ranking in family law.

Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan received three Tier 1 metropolitan rankings: construction law; medical malpractice law – defendants; and personal injury litigation – defendants.

Miller & Martin in Chattanooga achieved a Tier 1 ranking in 22 practice areas: arbitration; banking and finance law; commercial litigation; corporate law; criminal defense: general practice; criminal defense – white collar; employee benefits law; employment law – management; health care law; labor law – management; litigation – construction; litigation – intellectual property; litigation – labor and employment; mass tort litigation/class actions – defendants; mediation; mergers and acquisitions law; patent law; personal injury litigation – defendants; product liability litigation – defendants; real estate law; securitization and structured finance law; and trademark law.

Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway achieved a Tier 1 Metropolitan ranking in personal injury litigation – plaintiffs.

Paty, Rymer, Ulin & Larramore received a Tier 1 Metropolitan ranking in railroad law.

Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary achieved a Tier 1 Metropolitan ranking in transportation law.

Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams received Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings in medical malpractice law – defendants and trusts and estates law.

Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers achieved three Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings: criminal defense: general practice; criminal defense: white collar; and personal injury litigation – plaintiffs.

The Kendall Law Firm received a Tier 1 Metropolitan ranking in trusts and estates Law.

Weems & Ronan received Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation – bankruptcy.

Source: bestlawfirms.usnews.com