HunterMaclean Receives 17 First-Tier Rankings in New “Best Law Firms”

HunterMaclean, a leading law firm headquartered in Savannah, Ga., recently received 17 first-tier rankings in the inaugural U.S.News & World Report – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey, the most of any Savannah-area law firm.

Rankings of 39 national practice areas are included in the October 2010 issue of U.S.News & World Report, the U.S.News Media Group’s flagship publication, with the full results now available online.

“We’re truly honored by the results of this prestigious survey,” said Frank S. Macgill, managing partner at HunterMaclean. “Since 1879, HunterMaclean has built a solid reputation based upon client service and a commitment to excellence. We have an outstanding team of legal experts and look forward to serving our clients for many years to come.”

In the new survey, HunterMaclean was recognized with first-tier rankings in the following categories: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Construction Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Management, Environmental Law, General Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Immigration Law, Information Technology Law, Insurance Law, Labor Law – Management, Land Use and Zoning Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates Law

“We’re delighted to be honored for excellence in traditional practice areas like admiralty and maritime law as well as in more innovative areas like information technology and healthcare law,” said HunterMaclean managing committee member Wade Herring. “We’re proud to offer one comprehensive source to handle a full range of legal needs.”

U.S.News Media Group is the nation’s leading source of rankings and service journalism. Best Lawyers® is the leading survey of lawyers worldwide. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers Law Firm rankings evaluated firms across the United States using a wide range of objective data as well as individual assessments from more than 6,000 clients, including every Fortune 100 company and

more than 500 of the Fortune 1000 companies, nearly 9,000 private practice lawyers and thousands of law firm employees. The report includes rankings of law firms in almost 40 national practice areas and approximately 175 metropolitan and state areas.

Criteria by which clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms included areas such as responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and whether they consider the firm a worthy competitor.

“The fact that this survey is based upon client and peer evaluations makes this honor all the more meaningful,” said Macgill. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

Complete rankings for HunterMaclean are available on the U.S.News & World Report web site at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.