U.S. News & World Report have recognized Stokes Lawrence on the 2023 "Best Law Firms" list

Nov 8, 2022   Print PDF

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Best Lawyers magazine and U.S. News & World Report have recognized Stokes Lawrence on the 2023 “Best Law Firms” list. This is the eleventh consecutive year the firm has received this distinction.

Firms named to this list are noted as being leaders in their respective practices and recipients of high ratings from clients and peers. 

To be eligible, the ranked firms must have at least one lawyer named to the “Best Lawyers in America” list. Stokes Lawrence has 23 lawyers named as “Best Lawyers,” including Brad Axel, Kelby Fletcher, Justo Gonzalez, Sean Griffee, Mat Harrington, Karolyn Hicks, Garon Jones, Caryn Jorgensen, Shannon Jost,Brendan Monahan, Kelly Noonan, RoseMary Reed, Serena Sayani, Claire Taylor, Leslie Vander Griend, Theresa Wang, and Sarah Wixson. The firm also has two lawyers named to the publication’s “Ones to Watch” list, including,Amy Alexander, Kathleen Burton, Derek Red Arrow Frank, Rachael Wallace, and Eric Robinson. 

For the 2023 list, Stokes Lawrence was honored in these areas:     

Copyright Law 
Litigation - Intellectual Property 
Trademark Law 

In Seattle, Stokes Lawrence had the following “Tier 1” rankings: 
Commercial Litigation 
Copyright Law 
Employment LawIndividuals 
Employment Law - Management 
Litigation - Intellectual Property 
Litigation - Labor & Employment 
Litigation - Trusts & Estates 
Nonprofit / Charities Law 
Real Estate Law 
Tax Law 
Trust & Estates Law 

The firm was also ranked in the following areas for Seattle: 
Labor Law – Management 
Trademark Law 
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants 


In Yakima, Stokes Lawrence ranked in “Tier 1” for Trust & Estates Law. Our Yakima attorneys were also ranked for Commercial Litigation. 

The U.S. News – 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. To be eligible for a 2023 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 28th Edition of the “Best Lawyers in America” list for that particular location and specialty. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups in the following areas: expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Practices are classified and ranked in national and metropolitan categories established by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.