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Duane Morris Practice Groups Receive Top Rankings from U.S. News-Best Lawyers for 2014

November 1, 2013

Duane Morris Is Named Law Firm of the Year for Construction Law for Second Year in a Row

US News/Best Lawyers 2014WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2013—The results of U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 survey of the American legal industry were released, and Duane Morris practice groups were again recognized, in even larger numbers this year, with the firm's Construction Group garnering a preeminent ranking for the second-consecutive year.

U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 Best Law Firms awarded Duane Morris top-tier national rankings in Appellate Practice, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation, Construction Law and Litigation, Corporate Law, Equipment Finance Law, Health Care Law, Immigration Law, Insurance Law, Patent Law and Venture Capital Law. In all, 28 of the firm's practices were ranked nationally.

Duane Morris was also named Law Firm of the Year for Construction Law for the second year in a row. U.S. News-Best Lawyers has ranked the group in its top-tier national rankings and with regional rankings since the survey's inception. In addition, Chambers USA consistently ranks the group among national leaders in construction law. The practice has twice been shortlisted for the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence.

The 2014 rankings are based on surveys from both law firms and clients. In total, Duane Morris secured tier-one recognition in 60 practice areas, with the firm receiving a total of 116 rankings overall. A complete list of rankings by geographical area is included below.

Best Law Firms Rankings

National

Admiralty & Maritime Law
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Entertainment Law - Music
Equipment Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Health Care Law
Immigration Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law - Management
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law
Transportation Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

Atlanta

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Baltimore

Admiralty & Maritime Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Venture Capital Law

Boston

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Construction Law
Entertainment Law - Music
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction

Chicago

Banking and Finance Law
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Equipment Finance Law
Litigation - Construction

Houston

Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law

Miami

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Employment Law - Management
Equipment Finance Law
Health Care Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Patent Law
Transportation Law
Trusts & Estates Law

New Jersey

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Environmental Law
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
Gaming Law
Insurance Law
International Trade and Finance Law

New York City

Appellate Practice
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Health Care Law
Insurance Law
Construction Law
Litigation - Construction

Philadelphia

Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management
Gaming Law
Health Care Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law
Venture Capital Law

Pittsburgh

Appellate Practice
Arbitration
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Mediation

San Diego

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation - Patent

San Francisco

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Insurance Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Water Law

Washington, D.C.

Construction Law
Health Care Law
Immigration Law

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