Friday, September 17, 2010

Law firm earns top recognition throughout S.C.

Turner Padget ranked among best law firms by U.S. News & World Report

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announced Wednesday the firm’s inclusion in the inaugural Best Law Firms list, published by U.S. News & World Report in conjunction with Best Lawyers. Turner Padget is recognized as the top firm in 16 practice areas throughout the state, and is noted in eight additional categories among other top law firms in South Carolina. Inclusion on the U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms list signals a combination of excellence and breadth of experience. The full list is available today at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms.

Turner Padget is recognized in the following categories:

Florence
• Tier One Rankings:
o Alternative Dispute Resolution
o Criminal Defense: White-Collar
o Trusts and Estates Law
• Tier Two Ranking:
o Tax Law

Charleston
• Tier One Rankings:
o Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
o Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
• Tier Two Rankings:
o General Commercial Litigation
o Real Estate Law

Columbia
• Tier One Rankings:
o Alternative Dispute Resolution
o Banking and Finance Law
o Insurance Law
o Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
o Municipal Law
o Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
o Real Estate Law
o Trusts and Estates Law
o Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
• Tier Two Rankings:
o Construction Law
o Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
o Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
• Tier Three Ranking:
o General Commercial Litigation

Greenville
• Tier One Rankings:
o Alternative Dispute Resolution
o Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
• Tier Two Ranking:
o Intellectual Property law

The inaugural Best Law Firms list showcases over 8,000 law firms ranked in one or more of 81 practice areas. Major clients and leading lawyers were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice areas. Ultimately, 9,514 clients – including every Fortune 100 company and over half of Fortune 1000 companies – provided 194,370 firm practice area evaluations. These survey responses were combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers previously collected by Best Lawyers. Data regarding the number of clients a firm serves, combined with information on billing ranges, pro bono commitment, diversity and other objective data were integrated to develop the final list.

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its “America’s Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

About Turner Padget

Founded in 1929, Turner Padget is one of South Carolina’s largest law firms with 91 attorneys and five offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Myrtle Beach. The firm provides clients in many industries with quality legal services in areas such as arbitration and mediation, business entity planning and organization, business litigation, construction and environmental litigation, employment and labor law, estate and tax planning, insurance coverage analysis and litigation, intellectual property, personal injury defense litigation, products liability, professional liability, real estate transactions, trucking and transportation, and workers’ compensation. For more information, visit www.turnerpadget.com.

By From local reports

Source: Scnow.com

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