Luce Forward Earns Top Rankings in 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

SAN DIEGO (November 1, 2011) — Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a prominent California law firm with a national reputation, announced today that it has earned Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings in both San Diego and San Francisco in the 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” For the second year, U.S. News & World Report recognizes the country’s top law firms that excelled in its research of particular legal specialties.

In San Diego, Luce Forward received top rankings in the areas of:

Appellate Practice,
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White Collar Litigation
Financial Services Regulation Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Real Estate
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

In San Francisco, the Firm received top rankings in Bankruptcy Litigation.

Participation in the “Best Law Firms” submission process grew exponentially in the second year of the initiative. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that included thousands of clients, highly skilled lawyers and law firm representatives. An unprecedented amount of data was collected, emphasizing the scope of this endeavor and the significance of each ranked law firm’s presence in this unparalleled guide to law firm expertise.

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About Luce Forward
Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Orange County and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit
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