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Nov 2020
November 05, 2020

Warner Ranked Top-Tier Law Firm by Best Lawyers, U.S. News & World Report

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has been ranked one of the 2021 “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.

Six of the firm’s offices received top-tier ratings in multiple practice areas. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys and other criteria, such as firm practice areas, expertise, responsiveness, integrity, litigation and major legal matters, cost-effectiveness, civility, pro bono commitment and diversity.
Best Lawyers, which produces the industry’s leading annual peer review of attorneys, has teamed with U.S. News & World Report for eight years to conduct extensive surveys of attorneys included in the rankings and gather feedback from clients on the evaluation criteria.
Warner was recognized in the top tier of law firms in Grand Rapids for the following areas of the law:
  • Appellate practice
  • Banking and finance
  • Bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization
  • Bet-the-company litigation
  • Business organizations, including LLCs and partnerships
  • Closely held companies and family businesses
  • Commercial
  • Copyright
  • Corporate
  • Employee benefits
  • Employment – management 
  • Energy regulatory
  • Environmental
  • Family law
  • Family mediation
  • Financial services regulation
  • Health care
  • International trade and finance
  • Labor – management
  • Litigation in the areas of management, bankruptcy, construction, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, patent, real estate, trusts and estates, personal injury and product liability
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Natural resources
  • Nonprofit/charities
  • Patent
  • Real estate
  • Securities/capital markets
  • Tax
  • Trademark
  • Trusts and estates
  • Water
Additionally, the firm’s Southfield, Macomb County, Midland, Kalamazoo and Lansing offices were recognized as top-tier law firms. Southfield and Macomb County were recognized for closely held companies and family businesses, real estate, corporate, employee benefits, environmental, family, health care, trust and estates, real estate, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization, tax law and regulatory enforcement, and commercial and bankruptcy litigation.
Midland was recognized for bankruptcy litigation and trusts and estates, corporate, real estate and bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law. Kalamazoo was recognized for commercial, antitrust, general and white-collar litigation, arbitration, employment- management and mediation.
Lansing was recognized for its government relations practice, eminent domain, condemnation and real estate law and commercial, environmental and construction litigation.
Warner also had 102 attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021. Attorneys from each of the firm’s eight offices were featured in the Best Lawyers listings released earlier this year.
About Warner
By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross + Judd builds a better partnership with its clients. Warner is a corporate law firm with 230 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Southfield, Midland, Macomb County, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Lansing and Holland. To learn more, visit, follow us on Twitter @WNJLLP or connect on LinkedIn.
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