Awards and Rankings

Ballard Spahr Earns 26 National Tier 1 Rankings from Best Law Firms, Named National Law Firm of the Year for First Amendment Litigation

November 3, 2022

Ballard Spahr received 26 National Tier 1 rankings in the 2023 Best Law Firms report, and—for the fourth time in six years—was named national Law Firm of the Year for First Amendment litigation.

Best Law Firms recognizes firms for professional excellence based on feedback about their performance, capabilities, and professionalism provided by other lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas. The Law Firm of the Year honor singles out firms with particularly impressive overall performance in a given practice area, with only one law firm per legal practice area earning that designation.

Best Law Firms rankings are gathered based on surveys from clients and professional references, and a law firm must have one attorney who is recognized in the current edition of Best Lawyers in a Best Law Firms-ranked practice area or metro area. For further information, please visit Best Law Firms’ Methodology Overview.

For 2023, Ballard Spahr received 160 total rankings across all Best Law Firms categories, including 79 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings.

The categories in which Ballard Spahr received National Tier 1 rankings are:

• Banking and Finance Law
• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Copyright Law
• Corporate Law
• Criminal Defense: White-Collar
• Employment Law - Management
• Environmental Law
• Labor Law - Management
• Land Use & Zoning Law
• Litigation - Banking & Finance
• Litigation - Bankruptcy
• Litigation - First Amendment
• Litigation - Intellectual Property
• Litigation - Labor & Employment
• Litigation - Patent
• Litigation - Real Estate
• Media Law
• Mergers & Acquisitions Law
• Patent Law
• Public Finance Law
• Real Estate Law
• Securities / Capital Markets Law
• Securities Regulation
• Trademark Law
• Trusts & Estates Law

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