Farella Practices Earn Top Rankings in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
09/17/2010

Seven Farella Braun + Martel LLP practices earned top rankings in the inaugural publication of the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2010 Best Law Firms rankings.

Online PR News – 17-September-2010 – – Seven Farella Braun + Martel LLP practices earned top rankings in the inaugural publication of the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2010 Best Law Firms rankings. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.

These inaugural rankings are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state. They are posted online at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms; the national first-tier rankings will be featured in the October print issue of U.S. News & World Report, which will go on sale September 27.

Farella practice areas recognized by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers include:

• Construction (National, San Francisco)
• Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (San Francisco)
• Criminal Defense: White Collar Crime (San Francisco)
• Environmental Law (San Francisco)
• Family Wealth (San Francisco)
• General Commercial Litigation (San Francisco)
• Insurance Coverage Law (San Francisco)

The rankings were determined by combining hard data with peer reviews, and client assessments. Clients and lawyers were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area. In the end, 9,514 clients – including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies – provided 194,370 firm practice-area evaluations; 6,190 clients provided 11,181 comments about law firm practice areas and individual lawyers; and 8,842 lawyers provided 594,012 firm practice-area evaluations.

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel is a green business. www.fbm.com

Contacts:
Michael Bond / Traci Stuart
Blattel Communications
415.397.4811
michael@blattel.com / traci@blattel.com

Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433
cloof@fbm.com

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