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Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP Named a 2021 "Best Law Firm" and Receives First-Tier Ranking by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers®

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recently released their “Best Law Firms” selections for Massachusetts. Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP was once again named a Tier 1 law firm in Metropolitan Boston for Product Liability – Defendants.

Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP also received special recognition for five additional practice areas within Metropolitan Boston including Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, and Real Estate Law.

This First-Tier designation is due to Christopher A. Duggan's exceptionally high standing in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

These findings come after a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and an assessment of additional information provided by law firms.

U.S. News & World Report has decades of experience evaluating key institutions in society — from colleges to hospitals. Firms that receive a tier designation represent the high level of respect a firm can earn among leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and areas of practice.

"Litigation is what distinguishes our practice at Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo. So, we are especially pleased and privileged to be recognized once again in these important surveys."

"We would also like to believe that these honors reflect our abiding commitment to client service and the highest quality of legal representation,” said Barbara Hayes Buell, Managing Partner.