Freeborn Highly Ranked By 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the 2020 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide has ranked the firm nationally in seven practice areas, and awarded high rankings for multiple firm practice areas in Chicago; Richmond, Va.; and Tampa, Fla. 

Freeborn was ranked nationally for Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television, Insurance Law, Trusts & Estates Law, and Venture Capital Law.

“It is a tremendous honor for Freeborn to be highly ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ industry guide,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “We are very proud of our attorneys across diverse practice groups who continually provide a top level of service that merits praise and accolades from our clients.”

Freeborn was ranked by “Best Law Firms” for the following practice areas in the Chicago metropolitan area:

  • Antitrust Law (Tier 1)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (Tier 3)
  • Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
  • Copyright Law (Tier 1)
  • Government Relations Practice (Tier 1)
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (Tier 2)
  • Insurance Law (Tier 1)
  • Energy Law (Tier 2)
  • Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (Tier 3)
  • Environmental Law (Tier 3)
  • Litigation – Antitrust (Tier 3)
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates (Tier 2)
  • Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 1)
  • Venture Capital Law (Tier 2)

In addition, Freeborn was ranked by “Best Law Firms” in Tier 1 for Insurance Law in the Richmond metropolitan area, and in Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation in the Tampa metropolitan area.

The Best Lawyers in America® and U.S. News & World Report annually rank law firm practice areas nationally and across more than 180 metropolitan areas. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys, and analysis of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a national or metropolitan ranking, a law firm practice area must have at least one lawyer in that practice ranked as a “Best Lawyer.” The 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings are published on the U.S. News & World Report website at