Eastman & Smith On Best Law Firm List
In conjunction with Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News and World Report has published a compilation of the top law firms in the country in several different practice areas. Eastman & Smith was named by U.S. News and World Report as a "tier one" Toledo, Ohio, law firm in the practice areas of:
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Law
- Employment Law - Management
- Litigation - Construction
- Litigation - Environmental
- Litigation - Labor & Employment
- Trusts & Estates Law
The Firm also was named as a "tier two" Toledo firm in these practice areas:
- Banking and Finance Law
- Employment Law - Individuals
- Environmental Law
- Health Care Law
- Labor Law - Management
- Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
- Real Estate Law
- Tax Law
Additionally, Eastman & Smith was ranked a "tier three" law firm in Columbus, Ohio, for tax law. Franklin County has over 700 law firms, but less than 25% appear in Best Law Firms.
Kilpatrick & Associates was named a tier one law firm in Detroit, Michigan, for the practice of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Eastman & Smith has a strategic alliance with Kilpatrick & Associates which is described in a story on our web site. Only 18% of Oakland County law firms are on the Best Law Firms list.
Out of approximately 230 law firms in Lucas County, Eastman & Smith was one of only two Toledo law firms to be recognized as tier one in eight or more practice areas as well as a tier two in eight or more practice areas in the Toledo region. The number of the Firm's practice areas that were recognized by US News and World Report, validates our clients' and the public's perception that Eastman & Smith is a premier law firm.
This is the fifth year for the Best Law Firms list and the fifth year Eastman & Smith has appeared on it. To be considered for inclusion, law firms must have at least one attorney who appears in Best Lawyers in America®. Earlier it was announced that 18 Eastman & Smith attorneys appear in the latest edition. For more information on these attorneys, please read the earlier story posted on our web site.