Butzel Long included in “Best Law Firms” 2011-2012 rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®



Firm ranked in first tier nationally in Immigration Law

DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long received national recognition in the second annual edition of the “2011-2012 Best Law Firms,” report by U.S. News Media Group, the publisher of U.S. News & World Report, and Best Lawyers®.  Butzel Long was nationally ranked in the first tier in Immigration Law (Tier 1). 

Butzel Long also ranked in the third tier nationally in Employment Law – Management (Tier 3).  Moreover, the firm was ranked in multiple legal specialties in the Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing and New York offices.

The rankings, which are presented in tiers, are based on a rigorous evaluation process which includes compiling survey responses from thousands of law firm clients and lawyers across the country.  The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011.

“This prestigious national recognition of specific practice areas acknowledges our high levels of sustained performance,” said Justin G. Klimko, President, Butzel Long.  “Combined with the level of achievement and recognition for a broad array of our practices on the metropolitan level, the high quality of our practices and our lawyers are again affirmed through input and feedback from clients, inside counsel and peers.”

Below is a full list of Butzel Long’s 2011-2012 Best Law Firm rankings:

National Rankings

Tier 1

  • Immigration Law

Tier 3

  • Employment Law -- Management

Metropolitan Rankings

Tier 1

Ann Arbor

  • Litigation – First Amendment
  • Media & First Amendment Law

Tier 1


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – First Amendment
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law


  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Construction Law

Tier 2

Ann Arbor

  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law -- Management


  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Trusts & Estates Law

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers® also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers® lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

About Butzel Long
Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey.  The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton.  Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms.  Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc.,
(248) 353-3030.

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