The Davis Brown Law Firm has once again been recognized as one of Iowa’s leading law firms in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. The firm earned rankings in the areas of Corporate/M&A (Band 1), Real Estate (Band 1), Labor and Employment (Band 2) and Litigation (Band 2). Additionally, 14 Davis Brown attorneys were honored as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.
Davis Brown attorneys named to the 2013 edition include: Frank J. Carroll, Beverly Evans, Jason M. Stone and Susan Freed (Corporate/M&A); Robert A. Gamble (Corporate/M&A: Banking and Finance); Becky S. Knutson, Gene R. La Suer, Sharon K. Malheiro and Deborah M. Tharnish (Labor & Employment); Lori T. Chesser (Labor & Employment: Immigration); Deborah M. Tharnish and Debra Rectenbaugh Pettit (Litigation: General Commercial); and Robert J. Douglas, David M. Erickson and Gary M. Myers (Real Estate).
Using client and peer interviews conducted by a team of more than 50 full-time researchers, Chambers USA ranks law firms and individual lawyers in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. Rankings are based on technical legal abilities, professional conduct, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and the level of client service they have performed in addition to other qualities valued most by clients.
Chambers & Partners, based in London, is one of the premier directories for legal services and in a recent survey of 20,000 in-house counsel, more than half reported it is their directory of choice when reviewing law firms and individual lawyers.