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Smith Haughey listed as a 2013 top tier law firm in "Best Law Firms"

November 02, 2012

Grand Rapids, Mich., November 2, 2012 — Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked among the top law firms in the United States in the publication “Best Law Firms” 2013, published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

The publication’s tiered list ranks law firms based on both practice areas and metropolitan areas.  Smith Haughey received first tier ratings in the following areas:


Ann Arbor

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Grand Rapids

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Northern Michigan

  • Insurance Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Smith Haughey also received the following second tier rankings:

Ann Arbor

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Grand Rapids

  • Construction Law

Northern Michigan

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation


U.S. News and Best Lawyers joined forces to create the list of top law firms for its third consecutive year. The rankings provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of data used to develop the rankings. Law firms were evaluated using surveys submitted by attorneys, clients, marketing officers, and recruitment officers.  The surveys gathered data pertaining to expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, integrity, client profiles, diversity, pro-bono commitment, and more.