HunterMaclean Receives 21 First-Tier Rankings in New Best Law Firms Survey by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

November 1, 2011

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah, Ga. and Brunswick, Ga., recently earned a record 21 first-tier rankings in the 2011-2012 U.S.News & World Report – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey, the most of any area law firm.

Rankings of various national practice areas will be included in the November 15 issue of U.S.News & World Report, the U.S.News Media Group’s flagship publication, with the full results now available online at

“We’re truly honored by the results of this prestigious national survey,” said Frank S. Macgill, managing partner at HunterMaclean. “HunterMaclean has built a solid reputation based upon client service and a commitment to excellence. We have an outstanding team of attorneys 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: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Management, Environmental Law, Health Care Law, Immigration Law, Insurance Law, Labor Law – Management, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, 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 so many different practice areas,” said HunterMaclean partner and managing committee member Wade Herring. “We’re proud to offer one comprehensive source to handle a full range of legal needs.”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers Law Firm rankings evaluated firms across the United States using a range of objective data as well as individual assessments from more than 6,000 clients, including Fortune 100 companies, private practice lawyers and law firm employees. The report includes rankings of law firms in various national practice areas in approximately 175 metropolitan 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.

U.S.News & World Report will feature the national rankings in its special Money issue, on newsstands on November 15. The complete rankings are also posted online and will be published in the second annual Best Law Firms publication, which will be sent to 58,000 leading lawyers and 30,000 general counsel attorneys.

“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.”

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