For the third consecutive year, Stokes Lawrence has been ranked as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. According to Best Lawyers, firms included in the 2015 “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.
Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.
Stokes Lawrence was ranked as a Best Law Firm in several categories, achieving top-tier rankings in Employment Law - Individuals, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor & Employment in the Seattle area, and Trusts & Estates Law in both Seattle and Yakima. The firm was also ranked nationally for Copyright Law, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor & Employment. In addition, Stokes Lawrence was recognized for its work in Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property and Trademark Law in Seattle.
To be eligible for ranking, a firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Eight Stokes Lawrence lawyers were named to the 2015 “Best Lawyers” list, including Carolyn Cairns, Kelby Fletcher, Shannon Jost, Doug Lawrence, RoseMary Reed, Leslie Ruiter, Morrie Shore and George Velikanje. Firms included in the Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence and receive persistently impressive ratings from both clients and peers.
“We are honored to once again be named by our clients and peers as a Best Law Firm,” said Managing Shareholder Kelly Noonan. “We constantly strive to provide outstanding service to our clients and appreciate being recognized by them.”