Freeborn Highly Ranked By 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’

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CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP announces that the 2022 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 and Tampa offices were ranked in Tier 1 for the following six practice areas: Antitrust Law (Chicago), Commercial Litigation (Chicago and Tampa), Copyright Law (Chicago), Insurance Law (Chicago), Litigation – Insurance (Chicago), and Trust & Estates Law (Chicago).

Freeborn was additionally ranked nationally for Insurance Law (Tier 1), Antitrust Law (Tier 2), Commercial Litigation (Tier 2), Copyright Law (Tier 2), Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2), Venture Capital Law (Tier 2) and Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (Tier 3).

“We are pleased that Freeborn has once again been highly ranked in the prestigious 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ industry guide,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “We are proud of our skilled attorneys and strong practice groups, and congratulate them on their ongoing, substantive work and the positive results garnered for our clients. We particularly congratulate our Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team on their National Tier 1 ranking.”

Freeborn was ranked in Tier 2 and Tier 3 by “Best Law Firms” for the following practice areas in the Chicago metropolitan area:
•    Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Tier 2)
•    Environmental Law (Tier 2)
•    Government Relations Practice (Tier 2)
•    Litigation – Trusts & Estates (Tier 2)
•    Venture Capital Law (Tier 2)
•    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (Tier 3) 
•    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television (Tier 3) 
•    Litigation – Antitrust (Tier 3)
•    Patent Law (Tier 3)

Freeborn’s New York office was also ranked by “Best Law Firms” in Tier 2 for Litigation – Labor & Employment. Freeborn’s Richmond office was recognized within “Best Law Firms” in Tier 2 for Insurance Law, and Freeborn’s Tampa office was ranked “Best Law Firms” in Tier 2 for Insurance Law.

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 2022 “Best Law Firms” rankings are published on the U.S. News & World Report website at