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    All of Bricker’s strategic industry groups included in 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings

    Bricker & Eckler’s four primary industry groups, which include Health Care, Energy, Financial Services and Insurance and Public Sector, have all been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. In total, five Bricker practice areas received national ranking and 39 practice areas received regional ranking.

    The Health Care Law practice continues as the firm’s highest-ranking with a “National Tier 2” listing. The Corporate Law, Energy Law, Public Finance Law and Real Estate Law practices earned “National Tier 3” rankings. Additionally, Bricker is ranked in four major Ohio markets. This demonstrates the firm and Bricker attorneys’ legal agility, superior service and excellent reputation within both its strategic footprint as well as the overall marketplace. 

    Firms appearing on the “Best Law Firms” list have received positive feedback by clients, professional references and other lawyers for the firm’s expertise, responsiveness, understanding of client needs, cost effectiveness and professionalism. The national rankings evaluate firms across 75 practice areas, while the metropolitan rankings cover more than 122 practice areas. Ranked firms are presented in tiers at both of these levels.

    The following Bricker & Eckler practices, listed within their industry groups, are recognized in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings.

    Health Care

    • Health Care Law (National Tier 2; Metropolitan Tier 1, Cincinnati, Columbus)
    • Employment Law – Individuals (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Employment Law – Management (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Labor Law – Management (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Litigation – Health Care (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Litigation – Labor & Employment (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)


    • Energy Law (National Tier 3; Metropolitan Tier 2, Cleveland, Columbus)
    • Energy Regulatory Law (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Government Relations Practice (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Litigation – Environmental (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Water Law (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Environmental Law (Metropolitan Tier 2, Columbus)
    • Natural Resources Law (Metropolitan Tier 2, Cleveland)
    • Oil & Gas Law (Metropolitan Tier 2, Columbus)

    Financial Services & Insurance

    • Real Estate (National Tier 3; Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus, Dayton)
    • Corporate Law (National Tier 3; Metropolitan Tier 2, Columbus)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Appellate Practice (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Banking and Finance Law (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Commercial Litigation (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus; Metropolitan Tier 2, Cincinnati)
    • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Tax Law (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Metropolitan Tier 2, Columbus)
    • Litigation – Tax (Metropolitan Tier 2, Columbus)
    • Litigation – Insurance (Metropolitan Tier 3, Columbus)
    • Litigation – Banking & Finance (Metropolitan Tier 3, Columbus)

    Public Sector

    • Public Finance Law (National Tier 3; Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)
    • Construction Law (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus; Metropolitan Tier 2, Cincinnati)
    • Education Law (Metropolitan Tier 1, Cincinnati, Columbus; Metropolitan Tier 2, Dayton)
    • Litigation – Construction (Metropolitan Tier 1, Columbus)