Dalla, TX, December 09, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Jackson Walker has been selected for inclusion in the 2012-2013 U.S. News — Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings. The firm was ranked nationally in 23 practice areas and ranked by metropolitan city in nearly 80 practice areas. Jackson Walker's rankings included 6 national top-tier honors and 52 first-tier designations in the metropolitan rankings.
The firm's nationwide rankings nearly doubled from the 2011-2012 edition of "Best Law Firms," a reflection of the growing recognition of Jackson Walker's involvement in significant transactions and litigation across the U.S. Particularly highly ranked were the firm's practices in Media and First Amendment Law, First Amendment Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Natural Resources Law, and Oil & Gas Law, all of which received National Tier 1 recognition in the "Best Law Firms" guide.
Jackson Walker was also nationally ranked in Tier 2 for Corporate Law, Derivatives & Futures Law, Employment Law - Management, Energy Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law; and in Tier 3 for Health Care Law, Immigration Law, Labor Law - Management, Tax Law, and Transportation Law, as well as several subsets of Litigation, including Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Commercial, Construction, Environmental, and Securities.
Tier 1 metropolitan rankings included Austin for Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate Law, and several areas of Litigation; Dallas for Corporate Governance Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Media & First Amendment Law, Tax Law, and several areas of Litigation; Houston for Health Care Law, Immigration Law, Oil & Gas Law, Real Estate Law, and several areas of Litigation; and San Antonio for Bankruptcy Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, and Bankruptcy Litigation.
For the 2013 "Best Law Firms" list, clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. 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 their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.