Stokes Lawrence Named to 2022 "Best Law Firms" List

Nov 04, 2021   Print PDF

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Best Lawyers magazine and U.S. News & World Report have recognized Stokes Lawrence on the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list. This is the tenth 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 21 lawyers named as “Best Lawyers,” including Brad AxelKelby FletcherJusto GonzalezSean GriffeeMat HarringtonKarolyn HicksGaron JonesCaryn JorgensenShannon JostDoug Lawrence (retired), Tom LernerBrendan MonahanKelly Noonan, RoseMary Reed, Serena Sayani, Claire TaylorLeslie Vander GriendTheresa Wang, Bruce Winchell and Sarah Wixson. The firm also has two lawyers named to the publication’s “Ones to Watch” list, including, Olivia Gonzalez and Eric Robinson.

For the 2022 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:
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Employment Law - Individuals
Insurance Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Nonprofit / Charities Law
Tax Law
Trust & Estates Law

The firm was also ranked in the following areas for Seattle:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Real Estate Law
Trademark Law

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 2022 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 27th 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®.