Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm announced today its inclusion in the national and metropolitan Phoenix and Santa Fe law firm rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best lawyers 2014 list of  “Best Law Firms.” In total, the Arizona-based law firm was awarded five national rankings and 29 metropolitan rankings.

Nationally, the five practice areas where Gallagher & Kennedy received awards for excellence were:

·         Sports Law
·         Commercial Litigation
·         Energy Law
·         Environmental Law
·         Litigation – Environmental

In the metropolitan Phoenix rankings, U.S. News and Best Lawyers recognized 27 of Gallagher & Kennedy’s practice areas for excellence: Administrative/Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Real Estate Law, Sports Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Copyright Law, Employment Law – Management, Entertainment Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, Litigation – Municipal, Litigation – Securities, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants, Native American Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – Labor & Employment,  and Tax Law.

Gallagher & Kennedy’s Santa Fe office was recognized for excellence in its work in Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental.

Law firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence as well as high ratings from clients and peers.  To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in the Best Lawyers of America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Gallagher & Kennedy has 36 attorneys listed in the 2014 Best Lawyers of America.