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Husch Blackwell Receives Top Marks in 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” Rankings

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Husch Blackwell received national recognition in 31 practice areas in the 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” survey, including coveted National First-Tier recognition in the area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. The firm also received Metropolitan First-Tier rankings in 39 areas of practice among cities where the firm has offices. In addition, 106 Husch Blackwell attorneys were named 2013 Best Lawyers, more than any prior year, and six attorneys were named 2013 “Lawyers of the Year.” 

The firm’s Medical Malpractice Defense attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who have achieved defense verdicts across the country in both state and federal courts. Husch Blackwell successfully represent hospitals, physician practice groups, skilled nursing facilities, physicians, nurses and other healthcare industry specialists in a wide variety of medical malpractice actions. The team’s experience spans across nearly every area of medical expertise, including anesthesia, ophthalmology, transplant medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, internal medicine, neurology, general surgery and various surgical specialties.

In addition to the National First-Tier rating, Husch Blackwell received national recognition in the following practice areas:

Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Equipment Finance Law
Health Care Law
Labor Law – Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Real Estate
Litigation – Tax
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Media & First Amendment Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Private Equity Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law
Trusts & Estates Law

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, including evaluations from every Fortune 100 company and 587 Fortune 1000 companies, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Firms participating in the survey were ranked on expertise, responsiveness, understanding clients’ businesses and needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, integrity, number of attorneys, diversity and a host of other factors.