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Hodgson Russ Earns Five National-Level Rankings in U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firms' Report

Press Release
November 18, 2015

National-Level Rankings Received in Trusts & Estates Law and Four Additional Categories

Hodgson Russ has earned a prestigious National Tier 1 ranking in Trusts & Estates Law on the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2016 “Best Law Firms” list and national-level rankings in four additional categories: Health Care Law, Litigation – Tax, Tax Law, and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. The is the third year in a row Hodgson Russ has ranked nationally in five practice areas.

Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations as well as information provided by law firms. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally and by metropolitan areas. The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. 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 United States.

In addition to its national-level rankings, Hodgson Russ received numerous first-tier and second-tier rankings in the Buffalo, New York City, and Albany metropolitan areas. The firm’s complete 2016 rankings follow:

National Tier 1
Trusts & Estates Law 

National Tier 2
Health Care Law
Litigation – Tax
Tax Law 

National Tier 3
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law 

Metropolitan Tier 1 - Buffalo
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Law
Education Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Financial Services Regulation Law
Immigration Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Patent Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law 

Metropolitan Tier 1 - New York City
Tax Law 

Metropolitan Tier 1 - Albany
Corporate Law
Public Finance Law 

Metropolitan Tier 2 - Buffalo
Corporate Governance Law
Environmental Law
Health Care Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Labor & Employment 

Metropolitan Tier 2 - New York City
Health Care Law
Litigation – Tax
Trusts & Estates Law