DeWitt Ross & Stevens: Ranked First-Tier best law firm in 18 practice areas

CONTACT: Michelle M. Friedman – (262) 754‐2877 – [email protected]

MADISON – The law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. earned national recognition in the 2014 edition of the Best Law Firms rankings released by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm was ranked as a First-Tier Law Firm, the highest ranking, in 18 practice areas.

The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. More than 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,300 firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. In addition, to provide personal insight, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented in the decision making process.

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.

In the Madison area DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. ranked in the First-Tier in 17 different practice areas. In the Milwaukee area, the firm received First-Tier recognition in the Construction Law area. In Madison, it ranked First-Tier in:

* Banking and Finance Law

* Commercial Litigation

* Communications Law

* Corporate Law

* Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

* Employment Law – Management

* Environmental Law

* Family Law

* Labor Law – Management

* Land Use & Zoning Law

* Litigation – Intellectual Property

* Litigation – Patent

* Patent Law

* Real Estate Law

* Tax Law

* Trusts & Estates Law

* Water Law


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


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