U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have released the 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings, marking the 11th edition of this highly-anticipated annual analysis. Seed IP Law Group LLP ranks in Tier 1 in the Seattle metropolitan area for Patent Law, Trademark Law, Biotechnology Law, Litigation-Patent Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property Law, and Copyright Law. Seed IP is also ranked nationally in either Tier 2 or 3 for these same categories.
The 2021 rankings are based on the highest lawyer and firm participation on, incorporating 8.3 million evaluations of more than 110,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Firms are eligible in the practice area(s) and metro region(s) in which they have listed lawyers. Seed IP is proud to have seventeen attorneys listed in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise, and reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity. “For the 2021 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it did when we first started 11 years ago.” Says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “This year we reviewed 15,587 law firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and a total of 2,179 firms received a national law firm ranking. We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”
Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the high level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas for its abilities, its professionalism, and its integrity. Awards were given in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan practice areas. These rankings provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.
The mission of “Best Law Firms” is to help guide referring lawyers and clients — from the country’s largest companies requiring corporate legal advice to individuals seeking counsel regarding personal legal issues.
The 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings for Seed IP Law Group can be seen in their entirety by visiting the official website for Best Law Firms.
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The U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States.
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