Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that the firm has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for the fifth consecutive year. Only one law firm in each practice area receives the “Law Firm of the Year” designation. In the 2016 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers®“Best Law Firms” list, Ogletree Deakins is named the “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category.

Additionally, Ogletree Deakins’ Phoenix and Tucson offices earned metropolitan “First Tier” practice area rankings in three categories: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor & Employment. Nationally, the firm maintained its “First Tier” practice area rankings in six categories: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Management; Immigration Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment; and Construction Law. A complete list of honorees is available today at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

“Outstanding client service is a top priority for us as a firm and as individual lawyers,” said Kim Ebert, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “We are pleased to be selected as a U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for the fifth consecutive year, as this honor emphasizes the principles we adhere to in our Client Pledge.”

Earlier, 188 of the firm’s attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Many earned recognition in multiple categories—147 were named under the Employment Law – Management category; 101 were named under the Labor Law – Management category; and 111 were named under the Litigation – Labor and Employment category.