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U.S.News & World Report Names Parker Poe as a Top-Tier Law Firm

  • September 15, 2010

U.S. News & World Report announced today that Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP received more than two-dozen top-tier rankings in various practice areas for both North Carolina and South Carolina cities. The first-ever listings by U.S. News of Best Law Firms are similar to the magazine’s annual listings of top universities and hospitals. The rankings and all related research and analysis were produced for U.S. News by Best Lawyers.

Parker Poe was a top-ranked firm in North Carolina, including Charlotte and Raleigh, in the following legal areas:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust Law
  • Communications Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Environmental Law
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Private Equity Law
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

The Firm was a top-ranked firm in South Carolina, including Charleston and Columbia, in the following legal areas:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

Parker Poe was ranked in more than 15 practice areas in combined second- and third-tier listings in both North Carolina and South Carolina, including:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Overall, the U.S. News Best Law Firms inaugural rankings included 30,322 listings of 8,782 law firms in 81 practice areas. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the October print issue of U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News is the world’s leading publisher of institutional rankings based on both objective data and peer evaluations,” says Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers. “We are combining this expertise with Best Lawyers’ experience of providing rankings of individual lawyers based on peer reviews for almost three decades. By combining hard data with peer reviews, and client assessments, we believe that we are providing users with the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”

About the U.S. News Media Group
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About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,385 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. At, Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in most of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 225 lawyers in six offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The Firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters. It has been recognized in recent years as one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States and as an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide better and more efficient service to domestic and international clients.