McLane Named a Tier One Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in 24 Practice Areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in 2014

McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association is proud to announce that U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has named McLane a Tier One Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in 24 practice areas. Below is the full list of rankings bestowed upon McLane’s practice areas by metropolitan area:

Tier 1

Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates Law


Administrative /Regulatory Law
Corporate Law
Energy Law Appellate Practice
Environmental Law
Government Relations Practice
Trust and Estates Law


Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Education Law
Employee Benefits/ERISA
Employment Law – Management
Family Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
First Amendment Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Earlier this year, Best Lawyers included 36 McLane lawyers to this year’s annual The Best Lawyers in America list.

Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® notes that receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity. More information about the evaluation process is available at

About Best Law Firms

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 19th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

About U.S. News & World Report
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About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

About the McLane Law Firm
Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm has grown to the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts.  Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.