November 1, 2016

Firm Announces National & Metropolitan Tier Rankings in “Best Law Firms” of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Forman Watkins is pleased to announce its ranking in Best Law Firms of 2017 by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers.  Forman Watkins received a National Tier ranking for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions along with Metropolitan Tier rankings for practice groups in its Jackson and New Orleans offices.  Law firms included in the 2017 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Forman Watkins received a National Tier 2 ranking in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, and Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Jackson in Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation. Additionally, our New Orleans Office received a Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants and both Jackson and New Orleans offices received Metropolitan Tier 2 ranking for Commercial Litigation.

The 2017 rankings are based upon the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record.  To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the US.  Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations.  In addition, to provide personal insight, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented in the decision-making process.

For more information, please contact Holland Familia, Marketing Director, at 601-960-8600 or