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Front Page - Friday, November 8, 2019

Baker Donelson scores in U.S. News-Best Lawyers list

Baker Donelson has garnered 197 first-tier metropolitan rankings in the 2020 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list.

The 10th edition of the annual analysis includes more than 14,000 U.S. law firms.

These Tier 1 rankings across 13 markets in nine states earned Baker Donelson the second-highest number of first-tier metropolitan rankings in the nation.

Baker Donelson achieved the highest number of Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in Tennessee, with 102 practice areas ranked, including 23 in Chattanooga.

In addition to its outstanding metropolitan rankings, Baker Donelson ranked nationally in 30 practice areas, including earning a Tier 1 national ranking in eight practice areas: Commercial litigation, construction, employment law-management, health care, litigation-construction, litigation-labor & employment, mass tort litigation/class actions-defendants and real estate.

The 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings, produced by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers, are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or state.

To determine the “Best Law Firms” rankings, U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers conducted national surveys in which major clients and leading lawyers were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area.

These reputational survey responses were combined with more than 7.8 million evaluations of individual lawyers in these firms in the most recent Best Lawyers survey of leading lawyers.

Source: Baker Donelson