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U.S. News & World Report: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Once Again Ranked in More Practices than Any Other Firm in Maryland

Date: December 5, 2014

Baltimore -- Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP is very gratified to announce that the firm has once again received exemplary ratings in the fifth annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of law firms.

Martin Fletcher, the firm’s Managing Partner, commented, “To be ranked in such a diversity of different practices speaks to the broad-based strengths of the firm.  Our goal is to be our clients’ most trusted advisors in business and their protectors in litigation, no matter what industry they are in, no matter what kind of legal issues they face.  Based on the U.S. News & World Report research, we seem to be succeeding.”

Moreover, in addition to its rankings in Maryland, where the firm has always been strong, 22 different practices were ranked at the National level, eleven in Washington, D.C., and  two in the firm’s new Roanoke office.

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 review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Direct quotes from clients and others to whom the researchers spoke can be read here.

The specific areas of law and the cities in which WTP received its rankings are summarized below.

National

Tier 1

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

Tier 2

  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law

Tier 3

  • Information Technology Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Tax Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Baltimore

Tier 1

  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Mediation
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Tier 2

  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • International Arbitration - Governmental
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Public Finance Law

Tier 3

  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation – Environmental

Roanoke, Virginia

Tier 1

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Washington, DC

Tier 1

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Education Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

Tier 2

  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law

Tier 3

  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: The 165 attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to helping our clients protect and grow their businesses through strategic litigation and business services. We serve our clients in the region, across the nation and around the globe from our base of eleven offices in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Kentucky, Delaware, and Michigan.