Rushton Stakely Receives Top Rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers


Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A. is pleased to announce that it has earned top metropolitan rankings in the 2018 edition of the U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” publication. Rushton Stakely has been serving the legal community for over 125 years, and we would like to thank our many devoted clients who have allowed us to achieve these prestigious rankings. The rankings are based on the results of exhaustive surveys of over 13,000 attorneys and 7,500 clients. In these surveys, clients were asked to evaluate law firms on factors such as responsiveness, understanding of legal issues, understanding of client needs, cost-effectiveness, pro-bono commitment, and civility. We are very proud to report that our firm achieved the highest Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking for Montgomery in the following areas: Insurance Law, Litigation – Tax, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates Law. In addition, we received Tier 2 rankings in Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Real Estate, and Public Finance Law; and Tier 3 rankings in Litigation – Labor & Employment.  According to U.S. News and Best Lawyers, “Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

In addition to the best firm rankings, the following members of our firm have been recognized as the best lawyers in their fields: Dennis R. Bailey, Jeffrey W. Blitz, L. Peyton Chapman, William I. Eskridge, Alan T. Hargrove, Jr., William S. Haynes, R. Austin Huffaker, Jr., J. Theodore Jackson, Jr., Paul M. James, Jr., Thomas H. Keene, Daniel L. Lindsey, Jr., Patrick M. Shegon, Christopher S. Simmons, Frank J. Stakely, Fred W. Tyson, Helen Crump Wells, and Benjamin C. Wilson, Jr.  Our attorneys have years of experience representing a wide range of clients in a variety of complex matters, and they have been recognized repeatedly for their outstanding legal experience, knowledge of the law, impartiality, and effective communication skills.  We are proud that our firm has been recognized once again by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, two of the oldest and most respected leaders providing consumer advice, rankings, and analysis to the legal and business communities.