Nov 05, 2020

Phillips Lytle, 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Phillips Lytle LLP Listed Among 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Firm ranked in National Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants and Real Estate Law

Firm ranked in National Tier 3 for Public Finance Law

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP is honored to announce it is among the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Phillips Lytle earned a National Tier 2 ranking for both Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants and Real Estate Law. The firm earned a National Tier 3 ranking for Public Finance Law. Additionally, the firm received 23 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings, as well as 15 Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings and one Metropolitan Tier 3 ranking across its New York State markets.

Phillips Lytle’s Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings:

  • Albany – Corporate Law
  • Buffalo – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Management; Environmental Law; Health Care Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Municipal; Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Trusts & Estates; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Real Estate Law; Trusts & Estates Law
  • Rochester, NY – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Employment Law – Individuals; Real Estate Law

Phillips Lytle’s Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings:

  • Albany – Commercial Litigation
  • Buffalo – Banking and Finance Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Tax; Mass Torts Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • New York City – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law
  • Rochester, NY – Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Real Estate

Phillips Lytle’s Metropolitan Tier 3 rankings:

  • Rochester, NY – Employment Law – Management

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro. For more information on Best Lawyers, please visit

Phillips Lytle LLP is a preeminent law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including Fortune 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit


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