Boardman Clark Ranked Top Tier in 2021 Edition of U.S. News Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Boardman Clark was recently regionally ranked top tier in 20 practice areas in the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" report.

The Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. For more information on Best Lawyers, please visit

Metropolitan Tier 1 - Madison

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Family Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Municipal Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Regional Tier 2

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Corporate Law 
  • Energy Law 
  • Family Law Mediation 
  • First Amendment Law 
  • Litigation - Construction 
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning 
  • Litigation - Municipal 
  • Water Law

Regional Tier 3

  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Trademark Law

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