Freeborn Highly Ranked By 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’

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CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the 2021 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide has ranked the firm within Tier 1 in six practice areas, ranked Freeborn nationally in seven practice areas, and awarded high rankings for multiple firm practice areas in Chicago, Ill.; New York, Ny.; Richmond, Va.; and Tampa, Fla. 

Freeborn’s Chicago, Tampa, and Richmond offices were ranked in Tier 1 for the following six practice areas: Commercial Litigation (Chicago), Commercial Litigation (Tampa), Copyright Law (Chicago), Insurance Law (Richmond), Litigation – Insurance (Chicago), and Trust & Estates Law (Chicago).

Freeborn was additionally ranked nationally for Antitrust Law (Tier 2), Commercial Litigation (Tier 2), Copyright Law (Tier 2), Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (Tier 3), Insurance Law (Tier 2), Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2), and Venture Capital Law (Tier 2).

“We are extremely proud that Freeborn has again been highly ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ industry guide,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “We congratulate all of our talented attorneys across practice groups whose diligent and strategic work result in awards of this nature and positive feedback from clients.”

Freeborn was ranked in Tier 2 and Tier 3 by “Best Law Firms” for the following practice areas in the Chicago metropolitan area:

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

Freeborn’s New York office was also ranked “Best Law Firms” in Tier 3 for Litigation – Labor & Employment.

Across the firm’s offices, Freeborn’s Litigation Practice Group was recognized by Best Lawyers for Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Insurance, and Labor and Employment. With more than 90 litigators, Freeborn's acclaimed Litigation Practice Group brings both bench strength and deep experience to each client matter. Known as a Litigation Powerhouse®, Freeborn’s Litigation attorneys are 'litigators first' with a philosophy to prepare cases to be tried. Even when settlement is appropriate, the firm’s trial-ready approach provides the best ultimate outcome. Freeborn litigators have handled cases nationwide and often across borders in a variety of subject matter disciplines - from complex antitrust cases to real estate disputes and from reinsurance matters to securities class actions. Organized in sub-practice areas, our depth of experience crosses many industries.

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 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings are published on the U.S. News & World Report website at