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Smith Haughey Again Named a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm”

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For the 12th consecutive year Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report have collaboratively announced the release of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings, and Smith Haughey is happy to share that it has again been ranked.

Firm rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2022 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® list for that particular location and specialty. Smith Haughey has 22 attorneys listed in Best Lawyers.

According to Best Lawyers, “Achieving a tiered ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas. Additionally, one “Law Firm of the Year” was named in each nationally ranked practice area.”

Smith Haughey’s full list of rankings can be found below.

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
  • Health Care 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
  • Insurance 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