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Smith Duggan Receives First Tier Ranking in Boston by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recently released their “Best Law Firms” selections for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP was once again recognized.

Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP was named a Tier 1 law firm in Metropolitan Boston for Product Liability – Defendants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the 10th Edition of “Best Law Firms.”

The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

"U.S. News has decades of experience evaluating key institutions in society—from colleges to hospitals," says Tim Smart, executive editor at U.S. News. "Law firms perform a vital role in American life, and ranking them is a key extension of our overall mission to help individuals and companies alike make important life decisions."

Firms that received 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.

"We are pleased and privileged to be named once again in these important surveys. We would like to believe that this honor reflects our abiding commitment to client service and the highest quality of legal representation,” said Barbara Hayes Buell, Managing Partner.