U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® release 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings; Dickinson earns excellent placement
Nov. 8, 2011The Dickinson Law Newsroom
Dickinson Law Firm in the Hub Tower in Des Moines, Iowa

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings, and once again Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. is well represented in the rankings for the Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan area.  The firm received Tier 1 “Best Law Firms” rankings in the Des Moines legal market for the following 19 areas of law:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Family Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Labor Law-Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

In addition, the firm received Tier 2 recognition in Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Real Estate; and Mergers & Acquisitions.

The complete rankings, which include tiered rankings of 9,633 law firms in 119 legal practice areas, are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com. Full data for the law firms that received rankings is also available online, from the largest firms in the country to hundreds of one-person and two-person law firms, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.

The mission of “Best Law Firms” from the start has been to help guide referring lawyers and clients – from the country’s largest companies needing corporate legal advice to individuals needing to get a divorce or write a will. 

“U.S News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law schools rankings.”

“Best Lawyers was very pleased with the reaction from the legal profession and from legal clients to the first edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings,” says Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers. “By combining hard data with peer reviews, and client assessments, we continue to believe that we are providing clients with the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”

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. Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its 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. The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers® also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the world’s major legal markets. 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

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