November 2014

Sideman & Bancroft Ranked in Five Practice Areas in U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2015 “Best Law Firms Survey”


Sideman & Bancroft LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked in three national and six metropolitan practice areas in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” survey published by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. The 2015 “Best Law Firms” national rankings cover 74 practice areas, while as many as 120 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists.

Sideman & Bancroft’s 2015 national and metropolitan practice area rankings are listed below:
National Tier 3

  • Litigation – Tax
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

San Francisco Metropolitan Tier 1

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

San Francisco Metropolitan Tier 2

  • Litigation – Tax

San Francisco Metropolitan Tier 3

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 17,000 attorneys provided over 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided close to 40,000 evaluations.