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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized thirty-three of RQ&N’s practice areas on its annual U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranking. Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2014 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas.

Metropolitan Tier 1

  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 2

  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Metropolitan Tier 3

  • Natural Resources Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Water Law

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the fourth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.