U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Rutan as a 2017 “Best Law Firm”. Firms included in the list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
Rutan was listed in “Tier 1” in Orange County for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Labor & Employment, and Litigation - Real Estate and Trusts & Estates Law. Other practices recognized in this issue are Corporate Compliance Law, Litigation in the areas of labor and tax as well as Real Estate and Water Law. The firm’s Construction Law and Labor Law – Management were also ranked.
First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 50% of the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers cast more than 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.
"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 school rankings."
To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the US. In August of this year, 11 Rutan partners were selected as “Best Lawyers” in a variety of practice areas including the ones listed in this latest issue.
About Rutan & Tucker LLP
With offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto, Rutan & Tucker is California’s largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California. 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.