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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Recognizes Butler Snow in “Best Law Firms” Rankings 2019

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has awarded the firm 67 Tier 1 rankings in its recent release of “Best Law Firms” 2019®.

“We are honored to be recognized in such a wide variety of categories by this national publication,” Donald Clark, Jr. said, chairman of Butler Snow. “Our attorneys strive to provide our clients an elevated level of service, quality and expertise across each of our offices and practice areas, and this recognition illustrates that.”

Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving such ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metropolitan region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers® in that particular practice area and metropolitan region.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for its abilities, its professionalism, and its integrity.

Butler Snow received five national rankings, including a Tier 1 ranking in public finance law, a Tier 2 ranking in mass tort litigation/class actions – defendants and a Tier 3 ranking in corporate law, real estate law and tax law. The firm’s metropolitan rankings were in the following locations and practice areas:

Tier 1:

Birmingham, Ala.

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Tax Law

Gulfport, Miss.

Banking and Finance Law
Insurance Law
Litigation-Banking & Finance
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Real Estate Law

Jackson, Miss.

Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Commercial Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
Communications Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law – Management
Environmental Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Government Relations Practice
Labor Law – Management
Litigation-Banking & Finance
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – First Amendment
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Real Estate
Litigation – Securities
Litigation – Tax
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Memphis, Tenn.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Management
Health Care Law
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law

Nashville, Tenn.

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Antitrust Law
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law – Management
Financial Services Regulation Law
Government Relations Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Real Estate Law

New York City

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Tupelo, Miss.

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Wilmington, N.C.

Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Tier 2:

Atlanta

Public Finance Law

Birmingham, Ala.

Commercial Finance Law
Corporate Law
Insurance Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Public Finance Law
Trusts & Estate Law

Colorado

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
Tax Law

Jackson, Miss.

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Copyright Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Economic Development Law
Energy Law
Health Care Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Media Law
Municipal Law
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law

Memphis, Tenn.

Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Montgomery, Ala.

Commercial Litigation

Nashville, Tenn.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Finance Law
Corporate Law
Economic Development Law
Energy Law
Health Care Law
Litigation – ERISA
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

New Orleans

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

New York City

Public Finance Law

Wilmington, N.C.

Insurance Law
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Tier 3:

Birmingham, Ala.

Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
Real Estate Law

Boston

Public Finance Law

Colorado

Gaming Law
Public Finance Law

Jackson, Miss.

Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
Mediation
Project Finance Law
Transportation Law

Memphis, Tenn.

Litigation – Trusts & Estates

Montgomery, Ala.

Insurance Law

Nashville, Tenn.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Labor Law – Management

Wilmington, N.C.

Commercial Litigation

Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest and most respected attorney ranking services in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers® has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers® lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.