Davis Malm is pleased to announce that the firm has earned a “Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking” in the inaugural 2010 U.S. News – Best Law Firms rankings. The firm was recognized for its excellence in the employment law area. The rankings were just released on the U.S. News & World Report – Best Law firms website and will be published in the October print issue of U.S. News & World Report.

The rankings were a collaboration between U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. U.S. News & World Report is published by U.S. Media Group, a leading source of rankings and service journalism. The Best Lawyers® rankings are among the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

The inaugural rankings, which are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state, showcase 8,782 different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas. Clients and leading lawyers were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area. In the end, 9,514 clients – including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies – provided 194,370 firm practice-area evaluations; 6,190 clients provided 11,181 comments about law firm practice areas and individual lawyers; and 8,842 lawyers provided 594,012 firm practice-area evaluations.

For more information contact: Joanne Thorud; (617) 589-3894; jthorud@davismalm.com

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