November 01, 2016

Tracey L. Mancini
Marketing Communications Manager
(716) 847-8340


Firm ranked in National Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Defendants Practice

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP is honored to announce it is among the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the 2017 “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 LLP earned a National Tier 1 ranking for its Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants practice. Additionally, the firm received 27 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings across four of its New York State markets, as well as 11 Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings and three Metropolitan Tier 3 rankings.

Phillips Lytle LLP’s Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings include:

  • Albany – Corporate Law
  • Buffalo – Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Management; Environmental Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Health Care Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Municipal; Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Trusts & Estates; Patent Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Real Estate Law; Tax Law; Trademark Law; Trusts & Estates Law
  • New York City – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Rochester – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Litigation – Real Estate Phillips Lytle LLP’s Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings include: Buffalo – Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Tax Rochester – Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Employment Law – Individuals; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – ERISA; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs; Real Estate Law

Phillips Lytle LLP’s Metropolitan Tier 3 rankings include:

  • Albany – Commercial Litigation
  • Buffalo – Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Rochester – 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, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional 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