Wilentz Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” Rankings List


Wilentz Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” Rankings List

Wilentz has again been named in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings, and for the seventh consecutive year, has been ranked National Tier 1 in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs practice and is ranked as National Tier 2 in Land Use & Zoning Law practice.  In the 2017 edition, Wilentz is ranked as Tier 1 in 27 practice areas, Tier 2 in ten practice areas and Tier 3 in seven practice areas in the Metropolitan area:

Metropolitan Tier 1

New Jersey:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Technology Law

Metropolitan Tier 2

New Jersey:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Energy Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Trusts & Estates Law

New York City:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs


Metropolitan Tier 3

New Jersey:

  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law

The 2017 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations. 

Best Law Firms is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report.  A description of their selection process can be found in the respective link above. The aforementioned organization is a private peer review organization, not a court specific public certification vehicle.  No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.