Monday, September 20, 2010
I thought I have seen it all. However, I just learned that U.S. News and World Reports started to rank law firms. Wow! I could not think of a more subjective and useless rating system. First of all in federal cases and in most states, individual lawyers sign pleadings and it is of course individual lawyers who provide the representation. A management side may have a significant amount of experience in the construction industry, but none in the field of public education. Even though both firms may practice labor law, their experiences may vary dramatically.
Oh, by the way what is labor law anyway. In firm A it might encompass labor and employment law while in firm B it might encompass an ERISA practice. Unfortunately, as with law firm rankings the general public may rely on them. And that is the problem
For an example of who they ranked, the best management labor law firms are as follows:
Fisher & Phillips LLP