Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF) was honored to be named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms in America” again for 2022. The firm earned a National “Tier 1” ranking in Land Use and Zoning Law; a Metropolitan “Tier 1” ranking for Philadelphia in three practice areas: Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law; and a Metropolitan “Tier 3” ranking for Philadelphia in Trust & Estates Law.
Achieving a tiered ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas. The 2022 rankings incorporate more than 8.2 million evaluations of more than 115,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms. Less than 3,000 firms received a national law firm ranking this year.
Also recently honored by Best Lawyers were eight UTBF attorneys, Donald C. Turner, William J. Burke, III and Theodore F. Claypoole for Real Estate Law, David M. Frees, III for Trusts and Estates, Amanda J. Sundquist and Ross A. Unruh for Land Use and Zoning Law and Andrew D.H. Rau for Land Use and Zoning Law and Municipal Law. In addition, Daniel S. LePera was included in the Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2022 Edition) for his work in Education Law, Land Use and Zoning Law and Municipal Law and Ryan M. Jennings was recognized for Land Use & Zoning Law.