Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt recently received a National Tier 1 ranking in the Timber Law category for the 2010 Best Law Firms rankings, which are released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.  These rankings, which are presented in tiers both nationally and by state or metropolitan area, showcase 8,782 different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas.

Additionally, Schwabe was honored with a National Tier 2 ranking for Admiralty & Maritime Law and a National Tier 3 ranking for Tax Law.

“This is an extraordinary honor to receive such high national ranking in multiple practice areas,” said Mark Long, Schwabe’s managing partner.  “It is reaffirming to receive these distinctions, knowing that the work we do for our clients is being recognized at the national level.”

The 2010 Best Law Firms rankings were based on national surveys.  Survey respondents were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area.  In the end, 9,514 clients – including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies – provided 194,370 firm practice-area evaluations; 6,190 clients provided 11,181 comments about law firm practice areas and individual lawyers; and 8,842 lawyers provided 594,012 firm practice-area evaluations.

These reputational survey responses were combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers in these firms in the most recent Best Lawyers survey of leading lawyers.

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