Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Ranked in National Publication

September 15, 2010

U.S. News - Best Lawyers Release "Best Law Firms" rankings

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., has been recognized as the law firm with the most first-tier rankings in South Carolina, according to U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers that released its 2010 Best Law Firms rankings on September 15, marking the inaugural publication of this highly-anticipated annual analysis.

The rankings, which are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state included 30,322 rankings of 8,782 law firms in over 80 major practice areas, are posted here; the national first-tier rankings will be featured in the October print issue of U.S. News & World Report, which will go on sale September 27.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd distinguished itself from other SC law firms with these rankings:

  • Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd has the most first-tier rankings in South Carolina.
  • Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd has the most first-tier rankings in South Carolina in Corporate Law.
  • Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd has the most first-tier rankings in South Carolina in General Commercial Litigation.
  • Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd has the most first-tier rankings in South Carolina in Public Finance Law.
  • Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd has the most first-tier rankings in South Carolina in Trusts & Estates Law.
  • Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd has the most first-tier rankings in Greenville.

Anne S. Ellefson, managing director of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., said, “This recognition underscores the importance of providing excellent quality professional legal services and giving our very best efforts to those we serve.”

“For our 135 lawyers to be singled out by clients and general counsel on such important service factors as responsiveness and communication; understanding of their business and its needs; integrity as well as cost-effectiveness is extremely significant to us” said Ellefson. “We are gratified to receive these high marks in numerous practice areas compiled in this prestigious and unprecedented analysis of the U.S. legal profession."

Those Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd practice areas that excelled include the following Tier 1 in metropolitan rankings:

Charleston
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Construction Law
Corporate Law
General Commercial Litigation
Health Care Law
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law

Columbia
Antitrust Law
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Corporate Law
General Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Project Finance Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Florence
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Greenville
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
General Commercial Litigation
Health Care Law
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Trusts & Estates Law

U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “This experience, coupled with our growing reputation as a leading career information resource, makes these law firm rankings a logical next step.”

U.S. News is the world’s leading publisher of institutional rankings based on both objective data and peer evaluations,” says Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers. “We are combining this expertise with Best Lawyers’ experience of providing rankings of individual lawyers based on peer reviews for almost three decades. By combining hard data with peer reviews, and client assessments, we believe that we are providing users with the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, recently announced that 60 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys have been named to the 2011 edition. The list includes a gain of 10 new lawyers over the past year, with seven lawyers named to the “Bet-the-Company” category.

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