Dickinson Wright Receives 32 First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Survey

September 30, 2010

Dickinson Wright PLLC received 32 first-tier practice area rankings in the 2010 inaugural release of the U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" report.

Six Dickinson Wright practice areas received a national ranking. Overall, the firm was identified in 51 separate rankings. Dickinson Wright is one of only three firms in Michigan with first-tier rankings in at least four metropolitan areas.

The firm also received top rankings for its Entertainment practice in Nashville and its Gaming practice in Washington D.C.

Best Lawyers' affiliation with the U.S. News Media Group to create the "Best Law Firm" report is described by such organizations as an attempt to identify the strongest firms in the country and in various metropolitan regions as measured by several performance criteria.

Dickinson Wright was ranked nationally in the following practice areas:

National Rankings

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Labor Law - Management

Dickinson Wright's first tier metropolitan rankings are as follows:

First-Tier State Rankings

Michigan

Ann Arbor

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Health Care Law

Detroit (Detroit/Bloomfield Hills)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Grand Rapids

  • Construction Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Lansing

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Gaming Law
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Public Finance Law
  • Tax Law

Nashville

  • Entertainment Law

Washington D.C.

  • Gaming Law

About U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Rankings

This is the first published ranking for the U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" survey. Participation included 1,859 firms and 9,514 client - including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies. Clients voted on expertise, responsiveness, understanding of the business and its needs, cost effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to a firm. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, and whether they would refer a matter to a firm or whether they would consider a firm a worthy competitor.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has approximately 270 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto.

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