Brooks Pierce Receives 36 Tier-One Rankings in 2018 Edition of “Best Law Firms”

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Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 36 of its practice areas received tier-one rankings in their respective metropolitan areas in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

Twenty-seven of the firm’s practice areas received a tier-one ranking in Greensboro. In Raleigh, nine of the firm’s practice areas received a tier-one ranking, up from eight last year, with the addition of Litigation – First Amendment.

“We feel privileged that year after year so many of our practice areas are distinguished as among the best,” said Reid Phillips, managing partner of Brooks Pierce. “Brooks Pierce prides itself on tackling very complex legal issues and finding successful, and often creative, solutions for our clients. Consistently seeing this kind of recognition for the work we do is truly an honor.”

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys and a review of information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Firms are only eligible for a ranking in a particular practice if at least one lawyer is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area. More information on the “Best Law Firms” methodology can be found at

Brooks Pierce practice areas that received a tier-one ranking in the Greensboro and Raleigh metropolitan areas are:


  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law


  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

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