U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers today announced its 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings and Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL) has been named to several National and Metropolitan Tier lists.

Firms like KYL which are 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.

KYL received the below 2017 “Best Law Firms” designations:

  • Tier 1 Rankings:
    • National Ranking in Admiralty & Maritime Law
    • Metropolitan Ranking in Orange County for:
      • Admiralty & Maritime Law
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation – Environmental
      • Litigation – Labor & Employment
      • Litigation – Securities
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Metropolitan Ranking in San Francisco for:
      • Admiralty & Maritime Law
      • Commercial Litigation
    • Metropolitan Ranking in Seattle for Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Tier 2 Rankings:
    • Metropolitan Ranking in Orange County for:
      • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
      • Securities / Capital Markets Law
    • Metropolitan Ranking in San Francisco for Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tier 3 Rankings:
    • National Ranking in Commercial Litigation and Securities/Capital Markets Law
    • Metropolitan Ranking in Orange County for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Metropolitan Ranking in San Francisco for Employment Law – Individuals

“U.S. News is the global authority in rankings,” says Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News &
World Report. “Evaluating law firms is a natural extension of what we do best.”

Skip Keesal of KYL remarks, “Our firm is incredibly proud to be named to several 2017 ‘Best Law Firms’ lists.  U.S. News is a highly respected publication and earning the Best Law Firms distinction is a great honor.  For the past 45 years, KYL has focused on providing excellent service to our clients, and awards like this motivate us to continue reaching higher every year.”

The 2017 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 U.S. Over 10,000 attorneys provided more than 800,000 law firm assessments, and over 10,000 clients provided more than 90,000 evaluations.

In August 2016, two KYL lawyers – Albert E. Peacock III (Admiralty and Maritime Law) and Stephen Young (Litigation – Securities) – received Lawyer of the Year Awards and 14 KYL lawyers were included in the 23rd Edition of the Best Lawyers in America©.

“For seven years now, we have added law firm rankings to our rankings of individual lawyers,” says Steven Naifeh, CEO and co-founder of Best Lawyers. “It has been a daunting task. This year we reviewed 13,803 law firms across the United States and across 122 practice areas, for a total of 2,005 firms receiving a national law firm ranking. Each year, we have expanded our reach while also trying to simplify the process, as much as possible, for the law firms that provide us with the information that we use to create the rankings. We are proud that the legal profession has come to view our law firm rankings each year with such deep and widespread respect.”

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 its abilities, its professionalism and its integrity.  The 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

About Keesal, Young & Logan

Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL), a full-service business law firm, opened its first office in Long Beach, California in 1970.  The firm’s goal is to help its business clients grow and prosper in the face of rapidly changing laws and challenges by competitors. The firm’s reputation has been forged through creative strategies, thorough preparation and planning, and strong advocacy in the courtroom.

KYL assists companies of all sizes, international, national, and local in a variety of practice areas. The firm has five offices in Long Beach, San Francisco, Seattle, Anchorage, and Hong Kong and KYL’s lawyers try cases throughout the United States.  For more information, visit www.kyl.com.

About “Best Law Firms”

The U.S. News – 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 their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.  Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 37 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.