COSTA MESA, California, August 8, 2011 – Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm, received top marks in a recent evaluation of law firms conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) using a client satisfaction index that lets Association members share confidential evaluations of the law firms they engage.
The firm received an excellent rating of 4.7 points out of a possible five points, and received top rankings in each of the following criteria: Understands Objectives/Expectations; Legal Expertise; Efficiency/Process Management; Responsiveness/Communication; Predictable Cost/Budgeting Skills; and Results delivered/Execution.
With regard to legal matters handled by the firm, Rutan received an average score of 4.8 points for employment, human resources and labor law, and 4.6 points for general litigation. All clients rating the firm said they would engage Rutan again. The index is searchable by firm name, matter type and/or location and contains more than 5,000 reviews of more than 1,300 firms. Additionally, the index rated Rutan partner Richard Howell as a “highly recommended business litigator,” and partner James Morris as a ”very good employment lawyer in Southern California.”
According to the Association, in these challenging times, law firms are increasingly under pressure to reduce costs while still performing at the level clients have come to expect, and in-house counsel are under equal scrutiny to monitor costs. The index allows members to share ratings of law firms so that they can better meet company demands.
“We are pleased to receive such outstanding scores as it speaks to our performance and our clients’ satisfaction with Rutan,” said Ski Harrison, the firm’s managing partner.
About the ACC Value Challenge
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Value Challenge is an initiative launched to reconnect value and cost for legal services. The Value Challenge develops methodologies and metrics that corporate counsel can use to assess the strengths and weaknesses of law firms; creates tools for in-house counsel and firms to share; and enhances awareness and communicates success stories in achieving value and alignment. The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations around the globe. With more than 25,000 members in over 70 countries, employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC’s community connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. For more information, visit www.acc.com.
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 corporate and securities law, business and real estate litigation, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, government and regulatory 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.