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Carlton Fields Earns National First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2020 Guide

Appellate & Trial Support   |   Construction   |   Intellectual Property   |   Real Estate   |   November 1, 2019

Carlton Fields earned national first-tier rankings for four of its practices in the 2020 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
  • 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

  • Litigation – Insurance (first-tier)
  • Real Estate Law (first-tier)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Hartford

  • Banking and Finance Law (first-tier)
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law (first-tier)
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Los Angeles

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment

Miami

  • Appellate Practice (first-tier)
  • Arbitration (first-tier)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation (first-tier)
  • Commercial Litigation (first-tier)
  • Corporate Law (first-tier)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar (first-tier)
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Insurance Law (first-tier)
  • International Mergers & Acquisitions (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
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • 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)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation (first-tier)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation (first-tier)
  • Construction Law (first-tier)
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • 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 (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Construction (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Real Estate (first-tier)
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • 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)

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, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

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