Phillips Lytle LLP has earned a prestigious National First-Tier Ranking for its Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants Practice for a second year in a row on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2014 “Best Law Firms” list. Phillips Lytle also received 28 Metropolitan First-Tier rankings across 24 practice areas in its Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and New York City offices. The New York City office was cited for its Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants practice.
"It is a tremendous honor to earn a national first-tier ranking for a second consecutive year. Legal excellence is a cornerstone of Phillips Lytle's culture. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings confirm our goal of providing exceptional legal counsel to every client, every day," said David J. McNamara, managing partner.
In addition to the one First-Tier Metropolitan ranking for its New York City office, Phillips Lytle also received 22 for its Buffalo office, while Rochester received four and Albany received one. Phillips Lytle also received 10 Tier 2 rankings across nine practice areas, including four for its Buffalo office and six for its Rochester office. The firm’s Albany and Rochester offices received one citation each in the Metropolitan Tier 3 category.
In August, 58 attorneys from five Phillips Lytle offices were named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 list. Eric M. Kraus, a partner in its New York City office, was cited for his practice in the areas of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants.