Schwabe is proud to announce that six of its industry groups received national or regional top-tier rankings in Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms list for 2022.

Schwabe’s Timber Law group was named Law Firm of the Year, the ‎highest honor awarded by the peer review report.  In addition, Schwabe was recognized as a national Tier 1 firm for Natural Resources Law and Timber Law, a prominent area of the firm’s Natural Resources industry focus. Additional national rankings this year include Tier 2 awards for Litigation – Environmental and Native American Law.

These recognitions indicate the deep industry expertise the team at Schwabe brings to the table, and how we go above and beyond to solve clients’ complex, highly specialized challenges,” said Brien Flanagan, Natural Resources Industry Group Leader at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. “We’re proud of the acknowledgement of our team and the great work we do on behalf of our clients.

Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report once again partnered to rank more than 15,000 firms in various areas of legal practice. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have at least one lawyer who has been recognized in the previous edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. 51 Schwabe attorneys were recognized on the Best Lawyers in America list for 2022.

In addition to four national rankings, Best Law Firms awarded Schwabe 46 top regional ‎rankings across three markets. The rankings, by market, ‎include:‎






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