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 2023. The firm earned a National “Tier 1” ranking in Land Use and Zoning Law for the second year in a row; a Metropolitan “Tier 1” ranking for Philadelphia in three practice areas: Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law; a Metropolitan “Tier 2” ranking in Trusts & Estates Law, and a Metropolitan “Tier 3” ranking for Philadelphia in Litigation – Land Use & Zoning and Litigation – Trusts & Estates.
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 2023 rankings incorporate more than 12.2 million evaluations of more than 115,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms. More than 2,000 firms received a national law firm ranking this year. Of those, more than 500 firms received at least one Tier 1 national ranking.
Also recently honored by Best Lawyers were ten 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, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning and Municipal Law. In addition, Daniel S. LePera was included in the Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2023 Edition) for his work in Education Law, Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law, Amanda M.V. Grant was recognized for Commercial Litigation and Matthew N. Korenoski was recognized for Land Use & Zoning Law and Municipal Law.