Smith Haughey Earns Regional Rankings In 2023 “Best Law Firms”

Smith Haughey has been named a Tier 1 regional firm in 15 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2023.

On Nov. 3, 2022, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers released the 13th edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Smith Haughey is regionally ranked in a total of 23 practice areas and has 28 attorneys recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Out of 459 Michigan law firms with regional rankings, we’re among the top 30. We’re proud to share our firm has appeared in every edition of the “Best Law Firms” since its launch in 2010, steadily growing our lawyer and practice area recognitions each year.

“Best Law Firms” 2023 Rankings

Metropolitan Tier 1

Ann Arbor

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants


Grand Rapids

  • Arbitration
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Insurance
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 2

Grand Rapids

  • Family Law Mediation
  • Health Care Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law


Metropolitan Tier 3

Grand Rapids

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental

About the scoring system

To be eligible for U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”, firms must have at least one attorney in The Best Lawyers in America list for that year, practice area, and location. Then, firms are scored based on a combination of client feedback, firm surveys, and peer review responses.

Firms aren’t ranked sequentially but in tiers. Firms in the first tier have scores within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firms. Subsequent tiers list firms with scores within a certain percentage of the next highest-scoring firms, and so on.

Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2023

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