COSTA MESA, Calif., January 3, 2013 – Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California's largest full-service business law firm based in Orange County, has been named to the list of 2013’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The “Best Law Firms” rankings provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is said to be unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the list.
The third edition of these rankings features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region. Firms were ranked nationally in one or more of 80 legal practice areas and by metro or state in 118 practice areas.
The mission of “Best Law Firms” is to help guide referring lawyers and clients, from the country’s largest companies requiring corporate legal advice to individuals seeking counsel regarding personal legal issues.
“The rankings are now in their third year, and the reaction to the rankings from the legal profession and from legal clients continues to be very gratifying,” says Steven Naifeh, president of Best Lawyers. “Because we combine hard data with peer reviews and client assessments, more and more clients inform us that ours are the most thorough, accurate and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”
The national first-tier rankings were featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 20, 2012. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication, which is being distributed to more than 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide. The rankings in their entirety are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com. Rutan & Tucker attained "Tier 1" rankings in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management.
"U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings," says Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. "Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law schools rankings."
“We are honored to be named among the nation’s leading law firms based upon the positive responses provided by our peers and clients when asked to judge the quality of our performance in and out of the courtroom,” said Kim Thompson, the firm's managing partner.
About Rutan & Tucker LLP
Rutan & Tucker is California’s largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California with offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto. Primary practice areas include business and real estate litigation, corporate and securities law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, municipal and government agency law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.