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Williams Parker Named to U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms

November 4, 2021

Williams Parker is pleased to announce the firm has been named a 2022 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The firm was regionally ranked in four categories: Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law, Trusts & Estates Law and Tax Law.

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 and peer review from leading attorneys.

In addition, attorney Michele B. Grimes, a board certified expert in real estate law, has been named a 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America for her work in real estate law in Sarasota. The 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America highlights the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. The “Lawyer of the Year” designation is awarded to only one lawyer in a specific practice area and location.

Fifteen additional Williams Parker attorneys were also named to Best Lawyers in America, including Charles D. Bailey, Jr. (Land Use & Zoning), John T. Berteau (Trusts & Estates), Peter T. Currin (Real Estate Law), Gail E. Farb (Employment Law), Ric Gregoria (Trusts & Estates), J. Michael Hartenstine (Real Estate Law), Thomas B. Luzier (Real Estate Law), Patrick W. Ryskamp (Real Estate Law), Mark A. Schwartz (Litigation – Trusts & Estates), William M. Seider (Real Estate Law), Jeffrey T. Troiano (Trusts & Estates), James L. Turner (Real Estate Law and Trusts & Estates), E. John Wagner II (Tax Law), and Michael J. Wilson (Corporate Law). Attorney Fletcher H. Rush (Trusts & Estates) was recognized as a 2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Its methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.