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Posted on November 1st, 2018

Carlsmith Ball Named One of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2019 Rankings

Carlsmith Ball LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in the 2019 “Best Law Firm” rankings. Carlsmith was named a best metropolitan firm in 25 practice areas, including 20 Tier 1 rankings. 

The U.S News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process, including client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field. In order to be eligible, firms must have at least one attorney recognized in the prestigious Best Lawyers guide for each ranked practice area.

The following practice areas received metropolitan tier 1, 2 and 3 rankings:

Metropolitan Tier 1 - Hawaii

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance 
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 2 - Hawaii


  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Metropolitan Tier 3 - Hawaii

  • Energy Law
  • Litigation - Tax