Utah Law Firm Snow Christensen & Martineau Ranked as Metropolitan “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2022

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® – released the 2022 “Best Law Firms” Awards, ranking Snow Christensen & Martineau in Metropolitan Tiers 1, 2, & 3 in 19 practice areas. Of those 19 practice areas, eight SC&M practice areas were ranked as tier 1, the highest ranking available.

Firms included in the 2022 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 eight practice areas ranked in Metropolitan Tier 1 include:

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Franchise Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Insurance
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

The eight practice areas ranked as Metropolitan Tier 2 include:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – First Amendment
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Water Law

The three practice areas ranked in Metropolitan Tier 3 include:

  • Litigation – Patent
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

The 2022 Edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “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.



The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2021 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.



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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