Best_Lawyers-thumb1Washington D.C. –November 11, 2011– U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings, marking the second edition of this highly-anticipated annual analysis. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011.

Glankler Brown was named a Tier 1 law firm in the following practice areas: Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar- Governmental Investigations, Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation, Employment Law – Individuals, Environmental Law, Family Law, Health Care Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates Law.

Full data for the law firms that received rankings is available online, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.

“U.S News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law schools rankings.”

About Glankler Brown

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Glankler Brown, PLLC attorneys represent clients with matters throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to Tennessee, the firm’s attorneys are licensed in Mississippi, Arkansas, New York, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. With experience in more than 35 different areas of law, Glankler Brown’s attorneys deliver quality legal services to local, regional, national and international clients.

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers® also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers® lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

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