Freeborn Highly Ranked By 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’

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CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP announces that the 2023 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.; Richmond, Va.; and Tampa, Fla. 

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

Freeborn’s Chicago and Tampa offices were ranked in Tier 1 for the following seven practice areas: Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (Chicago), Commercial Litigation (Chicago and Tampa), Copyright Law (Chicago), Insurance Law (Chicago), and Litigation – Insurance (Chicago).

“We are pleased that Freeborn continues to obtain high rankings in the prestigious 2023 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 practice groups, and congratulate them on their ongoing, high quality work and the positive results they continue to garner for our clients. We particularly congratulate the Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team on their National Tier 1 ranking.”

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

•    Antitrust Law (Tier 2)
•    Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Tier 2)
•    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television (Tier 2)
•    Environmental Law (Tier 2)
•    Government Relations Practice (Tier 2)
•    Real Estate Law (Tier 2)
•    Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)
•    Venture Capital Law (Tier 2)

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 2023 “Best Law Firms” rankings are published on the U.S. News & World Report website at