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Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP Receives National Ranking from U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® recently released their “Best Law Firms” selections for Metropolitan Boston.

Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo was ranked nationally in one practice area and recognized regionally in a wide variety of other specialties within the highly competitive Boston market, which is home to many large law firms.

Firms included in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are chosen for professional excellence based on consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and metropolitan basis. Achieving any tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise as some larger firms do not rank at all.

To be eligible for a 2023 ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, considered one of the leading peer-reviewed resources for identifying the best legal talent worldwide.

Nine Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo attorneys were included in the publication this year. The Best Lawyers in America® features only the top 5% percent of attorneys practicing in the United States.


Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (Tier 3)

Metropolitan Boston

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (Tier 1)

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (Tier 1)

Commercial Litigation (Tier 2)

Litigation/Insurance (Tier 2)

Real Estate Law (Tier 2)

Family Law (Tier 2)

Insurance Law (Tier 3)

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Tier 3)

These findings are the result of a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations 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.