U.S. News & World Report has released its listing of the “Best Law Firms.” Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon was listed as a “Best Law Firm” in Alaska in 10 different categories.
For years, U.S News & World Report has famously published rankings of U.S. law schools. The magazine has now expanded into ranking law firms. The rankings were developed in collaberation with Best Lawyers in America and were derived from surveys sent out to thousands of law firm clients, lawyers, marketing officers and recruiting officers. The surveys asked each person what “factors were considered vital for clients hiring law firms, for lawyers choosing a firm to refer a legal matter to, and for lawyers seeking employment.”
Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon was listed as Tier 1 – the highest possible ranking – in the categories of (1) alternative dispute resolution; (2) bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; (3) corporate law; (4) health care law; (5) personal injury litigation – plaintiffs; (6) product liability litigation – defendants; (7) product liability litigation – plaintiffs; (8) professional malpractice law – defendants; and (9) securities/capital markets law. In some of these categories, Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon is the only ranked Alaska law firm.
The firm was also listed as Tier 2 in the category of general commercial litigation.