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Carlton Fields Earns National First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2019

Appellate & Trial Support   |   Banking & Consumer Finance   |   Class Actions   |   Construction   |   Construction Litigation   |   Corporate Law and Governance   |   Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy   |   Environmental Regulation & Litigation   |   Health Care   |   Intellectual Property   |   Insurance   |   Mass Tort and Product Liability   |   Mergers and Acquisitions   |   Media, Entertainment, Music and Sports   |   Real Estate   |   Securities & Investment Companies   |   Securities and Derivative Litigation   |   Tax   |   White Collar Crime & Government Investigations   |   November 1, 2018
Carlton Fields earned national first-tier rankings for four of its practices in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” guide. The firm also received high rankings for a multitude of its practices in several metropolitan areas.
 
According to Best Lawyers, law firms included in this 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.
 
National First-Tier Rankings:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Real Estate 
The firm also received national rankings in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Media Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Trademark Law
Metropolitan Rankings:
Atlanta
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law 
Hartford
  • Banking and Finance Law (first-tier)
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law (first-tier)
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law 
Los Angeles
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
Miami
  • Appellate Practice (first-tier)
  • Arbitration (first-tier)
  • Commercial Litigation (first-tier)
  • Corporate Law (first-tier)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar (first-tier)
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Law (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Construction (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Environmental (first-tier)
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Real Estate (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants (first-tier)
  • Media Law (first-tier)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (first-tier)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (first-tier)
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law (first-tier)
New York City
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Trademark Law
Orlando
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Construction (first-tier)
Tallahassee
  • Commercial Litigation (first-tier)
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law (first-tier)
  • Government Relations Practice (first-tier)
  • Land Use & Zoning Law (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Environmental (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning (first-tier)
  • Real Estate Law (first-tier) 
Tampa
  • Antitrust Law (first-tier)
  • Appellate Practice (first-tier)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (first-tier)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation (first-tier)
  • Construction Law (first-tier)
  • Copyright Law (first-tier)
  • Corporate Governance Law (first-tier)
  • Corporate Law (first-tier)
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice (first-tier)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar (first-tier)
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law (first-tier)
  • Health Care Law (first-tier)
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Patent (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Real Estate (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Tax (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants (first-tier)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law (first-tier)
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law (first-tier)
  • Patent Law (first-tier)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (first-tier)
  • Real Estate Law (first-tier)
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law (first-tier)
  • Trademark Law
  • Water Law 
West Palm Beach
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (first-tier)
  • Commercial Litigation (first-tier) 
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.

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