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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Awards FordHarrison "Best Law Firms" Tier 1 Ranking in Florida

Date   Nov 2, 2015

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has received Tier 1 and Tier 2 Rankings in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® list of "Best Law Firms" in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The firm's "Best Law Firms" Florida office practice area rankings are:

Tier 1

Jacksonville
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Miami
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Media Law

Orlando
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Tampa
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Tier 2

Fort Myers
Commercial Litigation

Jacksonville
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Miami
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – First Amendment

Tampa
Commercial Litigation

West Palm Beach
Litigation – Labor & Employment

FordHarrison was also recognized at a national level in six practice areas, including Employment Law – Management (Tier 1), Immigration Law (Tier 1), Labor Law – Management (Tier 1), Litigation – Labor & Employment (Tier 1), Litigation – First Amendment (Tier 3) and Media Law (Tier 3). The firm received 25 "Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings" for a variety of practice areas in 10 U.S. cities and 15 "Metropolitan Second-Tier Rankings" in 10 U.S. cities. Earlier this year, Best Lawyers selected 45 FordHarrison attorneys for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings, for the sixth consecutive year, includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas. The firms selected are determined by a rigorous evaluation process that asks clients and peers to evaluate firms based on responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 33,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations.

About Best Lawyers
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 52,000 leading attorneys cast almost 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

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