WEST CHESTER, PA — For a third consecutive year, Gawthrop Greenwood is ranked nationally in “Best Law Firms,” the leading survey of lawyers worldwide by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm also received regional recognition once again for Land Use & Zoning Law, Family Law and Municipal Law. New specialty areas were recognized in the firm’s Delaware office, including Family Law, Tax Law and Criminal Defense.
- National Tier 2 – Land Use & Zoning Law
- Metropolitan Tier 1 – Philadelphia – Land Use & Zoning Law
- Metropolitan Tier 2 – Philadelphia – Family Law
- Metropolitan Tier 2 – Philadelphia – Municipal Law
- Metropolitan Tier 2 – Delaware – Family Law
- Metropolitan Tier 2 – Delaware – Tax Law
- Metropolitan Tier 3 – Delaware – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
“U.S. News has more than three decades of experience evaluating key institutions in society and their service to consumers,” said Tim Smart, executive editor at U.S. News. “Law firms perform a vital role, and ranking them is a key extension of our overall mission to help individuals and companies alike make important decisions.”
The 2021 rankings are based on the highest lawyer and firm participation on record, incorporating 8.3 million evaluations of more than 110,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms.
“For the 2021 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it did when we first started 11 years ago.” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “This year we reviewed 15,587 law firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and a total of 2,179 firms received a national law firm ranking. We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”
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