SC&M Ranked as Metropolitan “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2021
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® Released the 2021 “Best Law Firms” Awards, ranking Snow Christensen & Martineau in Metropolitan Tiers 1, 2, & 3 in 19 practice areas. Of those 19 practice areas, six SC&M practice areas were ranked as tier 1, the highest ranking available.
Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
The six practice areas ranked in Metropolitan Tier 1 include:
- Commercial Litigation
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- Franchise Law
- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
- Litigation – Construction
- Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
The ten practice areas ranked as Metropolitan Tier 2 include:
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Bet-the-Company Litigation
- Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
- Insurance Law
- Land Use & Zoning LawLitigation – First Amendment
- Litigation – Intellectual Property
- Litigation – Labor & Employment
- Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
- Water Law
The three practice areas ranked in Metropolitan Tier 3 include:
- Litigation – Patent
- Real Estate Law
- Tax Law
The 2021 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan-based practice areas. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
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ABOUT SNOW CHRISTENSEN & MARTINEAU
Snow Christensen & Martineau – Utah’s bedrock business, litigation, and trial law firm since 1886 – is one of the oldest independent, full-service law firms in Utah and one of the premier trial law firms in the Intermountain West. Over the years, the firm evolved steadily and purposefully to meet the changing needs of its clients and their markets. Today, many of Utah’s most vital and prominent businesses and public entities – some of which have been loyal clients for more than 50 years – are served by its exceptional attorneys. Time is taken to understand the clients’ business and industries and provide customized and innovative solutions to meet their legal needs. For additional information visit us at www.scmlaw.com.