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News | November 1, 2019
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Warner Ranked Top-Tier Law Firm by Best Lawyers, U.S. News & World Report 2020

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has been ranked one of the 2020 “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 for inclusion, 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 Best Lawyers and gather feedback from clients on the criteria listed.
Warner was recognized nationally as one of the top firms in regulatory enforcement litigation and environmental law.
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
  • Construction
  • Copyright
  • Corporate
  • Employee benefits
  • Employment – management 
  • Energy regulatory
  • Environmental
  • Family
  • Financial services regulation
  • Health care
  • International trade and finance
  • Labor – management
  • Litigation – Management, construction, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, patent, real estate, trusts and estates, bankruptcy, personal injury and product liability
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Natural resources
  • Nonprofit/charities
  • Patent
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • Trademark
  • Trusts and estates
  • Water

Additionally, the firm’s Southfield, Macomb, Midland, Kalamazoo and Lansing offices were recognized as top-tier law firms. Southfield and Macomb were recognized for closely held companies and family businesses, commercial and bankruptcy litigation, corporate, employee benefits, environmental, family, health care, regulatory enforcement litigation, trust and estates law and litigation, non-profit and charities, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights and tax.
Midland was recognized for bankruptcy and creditors rights/insolvency and reorganization law. Kalamazoo was recognized for commercial litigation, arbitration, antitrust litigation, general and white-collar litigation, employment - management and mediation. Lansing was recognized for eminent domain and condemnation, commercial and environmental litigation, real estate and construction litigation.
Warner also had 103 attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020. Attorneys from each of the firm’s eight offices were featured in the 2020 listings, which were 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 nine offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Detroit, Midland, Macomb County, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Lansing, Holland and Bloomfield Hills. To learn more, visit, follow us on Twitter @WNJLLP or connect on LinkedIn or Facebook.

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