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Ballard Spahr Earns 26 National Tier One Best Law Firms Rankings

November 2, 2023

Ballard Spahr has received 26 National Tier One rankings in the 2024 Best Law Firms report and has been named Law Firm of the Year in Media Law, the only law firm in the country to receive that accolade.

Best Law Firms recognizes firms for professional excellence based on feedback about their performance, capabilities, and professionalism provided by clients and other attorneys. The Law Firm of the Year honor singles out firms that have an outstanding overall performance in that particular specialty. Ballard Spahr was named the 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023 Law Firm of the Year for First Amendment Litigation; the 2018 and 2019 Law Firm of the Year for Media Law; and the 2015, 2019, and 2021 Law Firm of the Year for Copyright Law.

The 26 areas in which Ballard Spahr received a National Tier 1 ranking are:

Overall, Ballard Spahr earned a total of 170 2024 Best Law Firms rankings, including 79 Metropolitan Tier One rankings. It is newly ranked in several markets and practice areas, attesting to its strength as a national, multidisciplinary firm. The new Metropolitan Tier One rankings are:

  • Baltimore Corporate Governance Law and Public Finance Law
  • Colorado Media Law and Real Estate Law
  • DC Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Delaware Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Governance Law, and Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Minneapolis Commercial Litigation
  • Philadelphia Project Finance Law

A firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America in a Best Law Firms practice area and geographic jurisdiction to become eligible for a Best Law Firms firm ranking in that practice area and jurisdiction. Best Law Firms compiles its rankings by assessing feedback provided by law firm clients and professional references, who are asked about a given law firm’s responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. For further information, please see Best Law Firmsmethodology page.

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