November 1, 2011

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Names Foster Pepper in 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” Ranking

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings, with Foster Pepper PLLC named in both the national and metropolitan categories. Eight Foster Pepper practices were named in the top tier for Seattle as outlined below.

The rankings showcase law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 75 major legal practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 119 major legal practice areas. Full data for the rankings is available online (, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.

National Rankings

Tier 2:

  • Litigation - Environmental

Tier 3:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property


Metropolitan Rankings

Tier 1 (Seattle):

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law


Tier 2 (Seattle):

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2 (Spokane):

  • Municipal Law

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