Preston & Salango named 2019 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Release 2019 “Best Law Firms” List
WASHINGTON – Nov. 1, 2018 – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the ninth consecutive
year, collaboratively announce the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings.
Firms included in the 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with
consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique
combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
“U.S. News has more than 30 years of experience evaluating complex institutions and their service to
consumers,” said Tim Smart, executive editor at U.S. News. “Law firms perform a vital role in American life,
and ranking them is a key extension of our overall mission to help individuals and companies alike make
important decisions.”
The 2019 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client
votes received on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best
Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 16,000
lawyers provided more than 1,125,000 law firm assessments, and almost 12,000 clients provided more
than 107,000 evaluations.
“For the 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and
discerning as it did when we first started almost ten years ago.” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “This
year we reviewed 14,643 law firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and
a total of 2,118 firms received a national law firm ranking. We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings
continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”
Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are listed on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received
a tier designation reflect the high level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients
in the same communities and practice areas.
Awards were given in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan practice areas. Additionally, one
“Law Firm of the Year” is named in 74 nationally ranked practice areas.
The 2019 Tier 1 national and metropolitan rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General
Counsel Publication, which will be distributed in November to more than 30,000 in-house counsel, and in
digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.
The 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
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ABOUT “BEST LAW FIRMS”
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 the field, and
review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be
eligible for a 2019 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 24th Edition of The
Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.
ABOUT U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
Celebrating its 85th year, U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that
empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.
Focusing on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and Civic, USNews.com provides consumer advice,
rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40
million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is
headquartered in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT BEST LAWYERS
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more
than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys
best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are
published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America
list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.
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U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Release 2019 “Best Law Firms” List
WASHINGTON – Nov. 1, 2018 – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the ninth consecutive
year, collaboratively announce the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings.
Firms included in the 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with
consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique
combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
“U.S. News has more than 30 years of experience evaluating complex institutions and their service to
consumers,” said Tim Smart, executive editor at U.S. News. “Law firms perform a vital role in American life,
and ranking them is a key extension of our overall mission to help individuals and companies alike make
important decisions.”
The 2019 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client
votes received on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best
Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 16,000
lawyers provided more than 1,125,000 law firm assessments, and almost 12,000 clients provided more
than 107,000 evaluations.
“For the 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and
discerning as it did when we first started almost ten years ago.” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “This
year we reviewed 14,643 law firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and
a total of 2,118 firms received a national law firm ranking. We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings
continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”
Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are listed on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received
a tier designation reflect the high level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients
in the same communities and practice areas.
Awards were given in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan practice areas. Additionally, one
“Law Firm of the Year” is named in 74 nationally ranked practice areas.
The 2019 Tier 1 national and metropolitan rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General
Counsel Publication, which will be distributed in November to more than 30,000 in-house counsel, and in
digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.
The 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
# # #
ABOUT “BEST LAW FIRMS”
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 the field, and
review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be
eligible for a 2019 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 24th Edition of The
Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.
ABOUT U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
Celebrating its 85th year, U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that
empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.
Focusing on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and Civic, USNews.com provides consumer advice,
rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40
million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is
headquartered in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT BEST LAWYERS
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more
than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys
best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are
published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America
list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

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