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McNamee Ranked as U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2017 “BEST LAW FIRM”

Firms included in the 2017 “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.

McNamee Lochner, one of the Capital Region’s largest and most experienced law firms, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® on its regional “Best Law Firms” list in 7 practice areas for the seventh year in a row.

“We are proud to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as a top law firm in the state,” said Scott Barbour, managing partner of McNamee. “Our attorneys work diligently to provide comprehensive legal advice and expertise to clients at home and across the nation. This ranking is a testament to their commitment and dedication.”

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

McNamee received a Metropolitan Albany Tier 1 ranking in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Elder Law, Family Law, and Trusts & Estates Law, as well an Albany Tier 2 ranking in the areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Environmental Law, and Litigation – Environmental in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list.

The 2017 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. The firms selected are determined by a rigorous evaluation process that asks clients and peers to evaluate firms based on responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

Earlier this year, Best Lawyers selected 11 of 32 McNamee attorneys for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and three of the firm’s shareholders – Bruce J. Wagner, Amy S. O’Connor, and Michelle L. Haskin – have been previously recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyers of the Year”.


About McNamee Lochner P.C..

McNamee Lochner P.C.. is a full-service law firm headquartered in Albany, New York.  It represents clients across New York State in most areas of law, including banking, bankruptcy, construction, corporate, tax, real estate, environmental, land use, litigation, labor, employment, matrimonial, family, trusts, estates, and elder law.

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 52,000 leading attorneys cast almost 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, and Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Reports’ signature franchise includes its News You Can Use ® brand of journalism and its annual “Best” series of consumer Web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more.


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