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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Key Industries Honored With ‎‎2017 Best Law Firms List‎

Timber Law given highest national honor, recognized as Tier 1‎

November 23, 2016


PORTLAND, Ore. – November 23, 2016 – Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt proudly ‎announced today that five industry groups were recognized by U.S. News—Best Law ‎Firms, one of the nation's leading publications in the ranking of law firms and ‎attorneys. Schwabe's Timber Law group was recognized as a national Tier 1 firm, the ‎highest honor awarded. The Timber Law group is a prominent area of Schwabe’s ‎Natural Resources industry focus. ‎

A full listing of honors for Schwabe is provided below.  ‎

Earlier this year, Schwabe announced a firm-wide shift to key industries in direct ‎response to extensive client feedback, which revealed businesses’ desire for their ‎lawyers to have deep industry knowledge, not just legal acumen. This shift makes ‎Schwabe one of only a handful of law firms to take this input to heart and organize ‎around industries. Schwabe’s industry focus allows attorneys to develop a deep ‎knowledge and experience and to then provide broad support for clients in their ‎respective industries. Additional national rankings this year included a Tier 2 award for ‎Litigation – Environmental Law and Native American Law. Schwabe’s Admiralty & ‎Maritime Law and Mining Law practices were awarded with a Tier 3 national ranking. ‎

‎“Our team is appreciative of the Tier 1 Timber Law firm ranking and is proud to be the ‎recipient of national recognition, which we believe reflects our deep industry ‎knowledge, legal proficiency and strategic counsel,” said Elizabeth Howard, Natural ‎Resources Industry Group Leader at Schwabe.‎

In addition to 5 national rankings, Best Law Firms awarded Schwabe several top regional ‎rankings across 3 markets. The rankings, by market, ‎include:‎


  • Timber Law ‎


  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Native American Law


  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Mining Law


Eugene, OR

  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law ‎
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) ‎Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law 

Portland, OR

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

Seattle, WA

  • Native American Law ‎

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