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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Recognized Again as ‎Timber "Law Firm of the Year"‎

November 3, 2014


Firm also receives high national marks for Environmental Litigation, Native American Law, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Tax Law

U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, one of the nation's leading publications in the ranking of law firms and attorneys, today announced that Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has been named "Law Firm of the Year" in the Timber Law category in the 2015 edition of the "Best Law Firms" list. Only one law firm in each practice area receives the "Law Firm of the Year" designation.

Schwabe's Forest Products Industry practice group represents clients across the country and internationally on a wide variety of timber-related matters, drawing upon the firm's vast institutional knowledge, experience, and relationships within the industry. Schwabe was previously recognized as Law Firm of the Year in Timber Law in 2012 and 2013.

"This most recent award illustrates just how strong our forest products attorneys are," said Schwabe managing partner Mark Long. "Not only are they knowledgeable in all aspects of the forest products industry, they have been extremely innovative when it comes to helping clients adapt to the ever-changing dynamics of the timber economy."

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings also listed Schwabe as a top national firm for Environmental Litigation, Native American Law, Admiralty & Maritime Law,and Tax Law, as well as a Tier 1 firm in the Portland metro area in 23 different categories. Those practice areas include:

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Patent Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Timber Law
  • Trusts and Estates Law

Schwabe was also recognized as a Tier 1 firm for various practice areas in Eugene and Seattle. In Seattle, Schwabe received the top ranking for Native American Law. In Eugene, those practice areas include: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and Land Use & Zoning Law.

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 reviews from leading lawyers in the referenced fields, and a review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.