Ballard Spahr has been ranked in the top tier nationally in 15 practice areas in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” survey compiled by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm garnered the National Tier 1 ranking for the first time in four of those areas: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Tax Law.

The “Best Law Firms” list recognizes firms for professional excellence based on feedback about their abilities, professionalism, and integrity provided by other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.

Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas. In the survey’s metropolitan rankings, Ballard Spahr received Tier 1 rankings in various practices across 10 metropolitan areas.

The 2015 list is being featured in two publications in November. The national first-tier rankings are being published in the second edition of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue for C-level executives, while the national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are being featured in the “Best Law Firm” General Counsel Publication for in-house counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.

Ballard Spahr 2015 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

National Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Real Estate
Patent Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Atlanta
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Patent Law
Trademark Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Baltimore
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Colorado
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Franchise Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Securities
Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Las Vegas
Corporate Law
Government Relations Practice
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Los Angeles
Copyright Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, New Jersey
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Labor & Employment

Metropolitan Tier 1, Philadelphia
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Equipment Finance Law
Gaming Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Securities
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Phoenix
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Municipal Law
Public Finance Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Metropolitan Tier 1, Utah
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Real Estate Law
Venture Capital Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Washington, D.C.
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law