McManis Faulkner Earns First-Tier Ranking In San Jose From U.S. News – Best Lawyers Faulkner, a leading Northern California trial firm, has been named a “Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings” law firm in San Jose by the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The firm was selected in the categories of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense - White-Collar, Intellectual Property, Litigation – First Amendment, Litigation – Municipal, Litigation – Real Estate, and Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Overall, the firm was the highest ranked in San Jose, receiving the most Tier 1 votes in the metropolitan region.

“For our firm to be continually recognized as top tier in so many of our practice areas is a testament to our team of attorneys. As a trial firm, we approach each matter as if it may go to trial, and we represent our clients with quality service, creativity and value that work toward their best interests,” said James McManis, head of McManis Faulkner.

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