Crowe & Dunlevy receives top marks from U.S. News Media Group & Best Lawyers in 2010

Law firm ranks sixth in the nation in the number of practice areas with first-tier rankings

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers highly ranked Oklahoma law firm Crowe & Dunlevy in the 2010 Best Law Firms rankings. Crowe & Dunlevy ranked sixth in the nation in the number of practice areas with first-tier rankings. The firm also received the most first-tier rankings of all law firms in Oklahoma, with 37 practice areas receiving first-tier rankings.

The inaugural publication includes 30,322 rankings of 8,782 law firms in 81 practice areas and provides a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.

“Crowe & Dunlevy’s depth of expertise runs deep. Our attorneys spend years focusing on their respective practice area so that they can provide an unsurpassed level of service to our clients,” said Roger Stong, president of Crowe & Dunlevy. “Our clients rely on us for creative legal solutions, and we are pleased to know that they value our counsel, industry expertise and commitment to high-quality service.”

At the conclusion of the survey, 9,514 clients – including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies – provided 194,370 firm practice-area evaluations; 6,190 clients provided 11,181 comments about law firm practice areas and individual lawyers; and 8,842 lawyers provided 594,012 firm practice-area evaluations.

“U.S. News is the world’s leading publisher of institutional rankings based on both objective data and peer evaluations,” says Steven Naifeh, president of Best Lawyers. “We are combining this expertise with Best Lawyers’ experience of providing rankings of individual lawyers based on peer reviews for almost three decades. By combining hard data with peer reviews, and client assessments, we believe that we are providing users with the most thorough, accurate and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”

A full list of the rankings is posted online at The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the October print issue of “U.S.News & World Report,” which will go on sale Sept. 27.

Crowe & Dunlevy practice areas receiving first-tier rankings:

1.   Administrative / Regulatory Law
2.   Alternative Dispute Resolution
3.   Antitrust Law
4.   Banking and Finance Law
5.   Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
6.   Construction Law
7.   Corporate Law
8.   Criminal Defense: White-Collar
9.   Education Law
10. Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
11. Energy Law
12. Environmental Law
13. Equipment Finance Law
14. Franchise Law
15. Gaming Law
16. General Commercial Litigation
17. Government Relations Practice
18. Information Technology Law
19. Insurance Law
20. Intellectual Property Law
21. Labor Law - Management
22. Land Use & Zoning Law
23. Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
24. Mergers & Acquisitions Law
25. Municipal Law
26. Native American Law
27. Natural Resources Law
28. Non-Profit/Charities Law
29. Oil & Gas Law
30. Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
31. Real Estate Law
32. Securities / Capital Markets Law
33. Tax Law
34. Trusts & Estates Law
35. Venture Capital Law
36. Water Law
37. Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

About the U.S. News Media Group
The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine,, and Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its “America’s Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.

About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,385 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. At, Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in most of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

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