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U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Names LeClairRyan in 2019 Best Law Firms Edition

11/07/2018

LeClairRyan is pleased to announce that fifty (50) of the firm’s practice areas have been selected for inclusion in most recent edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers listing of Best Law Firms for 2019. Firms were ranked in tiers, both nationally and by metropolitan area, based on specific data including client and peer review surveys.

LeClairRyan’s selected practices, by geographic area and by ranking, include:

National Rankings

Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Energy Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Construction
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Tier 2
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Management
Franchise Law
Insurance Law

Tier 3
Communications Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation – Environmental
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Venture Capital Law

Metropolitan Rankings

Boston, Mass.
Tier 1
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Litigation – Construction
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Tier 2
Employment Law – Management
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Tier 3
Banking and Finance Law
Construction Law

Charlottesville, Va.
Tier 1
Real Estate Law

Detroit, Mich.
Tier 1
Patent Law

Tier 2
Litigation – Patent

Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 
Tier 1
Real Estate Law

Tier 2
Litigation – Real Estate

Hartford, Conn.
Tier 1
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Tier 2
Employment Law – Management

Tier 3
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Labor Law – Management

Houston, Texas
Tier 2
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Los Angeles, Calif.
Tier 2
Employment Law – Management

New Haven, Conn.
Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Tier 2
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law – Management
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Newark, N.J.
Tier 1
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Environmental Law
Labor Law – Management
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Tier 2
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Tier 3
Insurance Law

New York, N.Y.
Tier 2
Franchise Law

Norfolk, Va.
Tier 1
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Real Estate
Litigation – Tax
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2
Banking & Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
Government Relations Practice
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Trademark Law

Tier 3
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Richmond, Va.
Tier 1
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Communications Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Energy Law
Energy Regulatory Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Tax
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Venture Capital Law

Tier 2
Copyright Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law

Tier 3
Construction Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – Municipal
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Roanoke, Va.
Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Tier 3
Appellate Practice
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Rochester, N.Y.
Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Tier 2
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law

Tier 3
Litigation – Environmental

San Francisco, Calif.
Tier 1
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Tier 3
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Washington, D.C.
Tier 1
Commercial Litigation

Tier 2
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Energy Law
Energy Regulatory Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Tier 3
Communications Law