Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 22, 2010
Perkins Coie has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the law firms in the United States which is recognized nationally and in major metropolitan markets as "tier 1." The firm's Biotechnology Law and Venture Capital Law practices were recognized nationally as tier 1. Thirty-six different areas of law were recognized as tier 1 practices in 8 different major metropolitan markets including Anchorage, Chicago, Denver, Madison, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
The methodology for the U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings involved surveying thousands of law firm clients, leading lawyers and law firm managers, partners and associates, and marketing officers and recruiting officers. All of the feedback was combined into an overall U.S. News – Best Lawyers overall score for each firm. For more information on the methodology, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.
143 of Perkins Coie's attorneys throughout the country were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). For more information about the Perkins Coie lawyers ranked by Best Lawyers, please visit our website.
"We are proud of our attorneys and the hard work they undertake on behalf of our clients," said firm Managing Partner Robert E. Giles. "We are pleased to be recognized by our clients and this survey for the accomplishments we have achieved on our clients' behalf."
First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on a confidential peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the nation. Unlike some legal directory listings, Best Lawyers does not allow lawyers to pay a fee to be listed. This is the first year that U.S. News & World Report has partnered with Best Lawyers to produce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.
About Perkins Coie: With more than 700 lawyers in 17 offices across the United States and in China, Perkins Coie serves great companies ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 100 corporations.