McManis Faulkner Scores Three “Tier One” Rankings On 2020 “Best Law Firms” List

McManis Faulkner has received three “Metropolitan Tier One Rankings” by the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The firm was selected as a Tier One firm in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Litigation – First Amendment, and Litigation – Intellectual Property in the San Jose metropolitan area.

“It is a privilege to be recognized on the Best Law Firms list, and we are honored to be selected as a Tier One firm in these categories by our peers. We attribute our success to the outstanding team of lawyers we have in these practice areas,” said James McManis, founding partner of McManis Faulkner.

McManis Faulkner was also selected in the categories of Bet-the-Company Litigation (Tier Two), Litigation – Real Estate (Tier Two), Litigation – Trusts and Estates (Tier Two) and Criminal Defense – White Collar (Tier Three) in San Jose.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a meticulous evaluation process that includes collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Achieving both “Tier One” rankings and other rankings signifies a quality law practice and breadth of legal experience and knowledge in the recognized areas.  


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About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 94,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and the publisher received almost 11 million evaluations on the legal abilities based on specific practice areas. For the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.