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November 06, 2019

Stites & Harbison Ranked in 46 Practice Areas in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers Law Firm Survey

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC


LOUISVILLE, Ky.—U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have released their 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Stites & Harbison, PLLC’s three National Tier 1 rankings include: Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, and Trademark Law.

The firm’s overall results include 82 metropolitan rankings in seven regions and represent the following 46 legal practice areas:

  1. Administrative / Regulatory Law
  2. Appellate Practice
  3. Banking and Finance Law
  4. Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  5. Bet-the-Company Litigation
  6. Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  7. Commercial Finance Law
  8. Commercial Litigation
  9. Construction Law
  10. Copyright Law
  11. Corporate Law
  12. Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  13. Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  14. Employment Law – Management
  15. Energy Law
  16. Environmental Law
  17. Family Law
  18. Health Care Law
  19. Information Technology Law
  20. Insurance Law
  21. Land Use & Zoning Law
  22. Litigation - Banking & Finance
  23. Litigation - Bankruptcy
  24. Litigation - Construction
  25. Litigation - Intellectual Property
  26. Litigation - Labor & Employment
  27. Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  28. Litigation - Patent
  29. Litigation - Real Estate
  30. Litigation - Tax
  31. Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  32. Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  33. Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  34. Mediation
  35. Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  36. Mining Law
  37. Natural Resources Law
  38. Patent Law
  39. Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  40. Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  41. Public Finance Law
  42. Real Estate Law
  43. Tax Law
  44. Trademark Law
  45. Trusts & Estates Law
  46. Water Law

Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of experience.

“Stites & Harbison is honored to be recognized for the tenth year as a ‘Best Law Firm’ by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers,” said Robert M. Connolly, Chair of Stites & Harbison. “Receiving 82 metropolitan rankings is a testament to our attorneys, their hard work, and the client-first focus they maintain.”

Law firms were evaluated and ranked through a combination of hard data, peer reviews and client assessments. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America. This year’s rankings span 75 national and 127 metropolitan legal practice areas.

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue; national and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel publication. The rankings are also available online.

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Business Services Construction Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Employment Law Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Health Care Insurance Regulatory Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation & Appeals Real Estate Trusts, Estates & Family Law