DeWitt Ross & Stevens: Ranked First-Tier Best Law Firm in 25 practice areas

November 1, 2011

Michelle M. Friedman (262) 754-2877

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MADISON/MILWAUKEE – The law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. earned national recognition in the second annual edition of the “2011-2012 Best Law Firms,” report released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The firm was ranked as a First-Tier Law Firm, the highest ranking, in 25 practice areas.

The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process which includes compiling survey responses from thousands of law firm clients and lawyers across the country. Rankings are determined based on criteria such as expertise, responsiveness, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether a client or lawyer would refer business to a firm. The rankings are featured in the November 2011 issue of U.S. News & World Report.

In the Madison area, DeWitt Ross & Stevens ranked in the First-Tier in 23 different practice areas. In the Milwaukee area, the firm received First-Tier recognition in two areas of practice.
Areas in which the firm ranked First-Tier include:


Banking and Finance Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights

Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Copyright Law

Corporate Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Employment Law – Management

Environmental Law

Family Law

Government Relations Practice

Labor Law – Management

Land Use & Zoning Law

Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Patent Law

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Real Estate Law

Tax Law

Trademark Law

Trusts & Estates Law

Water Law

Construction Law

Family Law

Every Fortune 100 company and nearly half of the Fortune 1000 companies participated in the survey. In addition, more than 9,000 lawyers cast their votes. The unprecedented survey rankings, which relied upon qualitative and quantitative data, provide a comprehensive view of nearly 9,000 different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas.

“U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report.

DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. is one of the top ten law firms in Wisconsin. It has nearly 90 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in several areas, including corporate and family‐owned businesses, employment, environmental, employee benefits, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, tax, estate planning, family law, personal injury, intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law. More information is available at