Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF) was named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms in America” for 2021. The firm earned a Metropolitan “Tier 1” ranking for Philadelphia in Land Use and Zoning Law; a National “Tier 2” ranking in Land Use and Zoning Law; and a Metropolitan “Tier 3” ranking for Philadelphia in Trust & Estates Law.
As the oldest and one of the most respected peer review publications in the legal profession, recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals alike as a significant honor. The evaluation process includes collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in the field. For the 2021 publication, over 15,000 law firms were reviewed. Of those, only 2,179 firms received a national law firm ranking. “We are honored to be ranked nationally for our land use and zoning law practice again this year. We pride ourselves on providing high quality legal services and have earned a reputation for skill, integrity and credibility.” commented Andrew D.H. Rau, Partner and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.
Also recently honored by Best Lawyers were seven UTBF attorneys, including 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 (2021 Edition) for his work in Education Law, Land Use and Zoning Law and Municipal Law.