October 14, 2010

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Names Ahlers & Cooney to their annual “Best Law Firms” Rankings

-- Eleven Ahlers & Cooney Attorneys Individually Recognized --

Des Moines, Iowa (September 23, 2010) U.S. News and Best Lawyers®, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, released on September 16 their joint inaugural edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. For a quarter century, Best Lawyers has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or unfamiliar practice areas through its peer-reviewed publications.

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., a Des Moines-based law firm, has been recognized in 15 practice areas as a firm and 11 attorneys have been recognized individually.

Overall Firm Rankings by Practice Area
Tier 1

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Municipal Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2

  • Corporate Law
  •  Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Individual Attorneys Recognized by Practice Area

"U.S. News is the world’s leading publisher of institutional rankings based on both objective data and peer evaluations," says Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers.  "We are combining this expertise with Best Lawyers’ experience of providing rankings of individual lawyers based on peer reviews for almost three decades.”  The methodology for the U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" involved surveying thousands of law firm clients; leading lawyers and law firm managers; partners and associates; and marketing officers and recruiting officers. Each were asked what factors they considered vital for clients hiring law firms, for lawyers choosing a firm to refer a legal matter to, and for lawyers seeking employment.

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