SOURCE: Waller


November 01, 2013 11:24 ET

Waller Ranked in 2014 "Best Law Firms"

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Nov 1, 2013) - Waller has been ranked regionally in 48 practice areas in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Waller -- Nashville's oldest and largest law firm -- has offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Austin, Texas. The firm has built a national reputation for its work with clients in the healthcare, real estate, financial services, retail, hospitality and manufacturing industries.

"We are extremely pleased by our recognition in the 'Best Law Firms' list," said Waller Chairman John Tishler. "Rankings across such a wide range of practice areas and in each of our offices reflect the firm's commitment to helping our clients achieve their objectives. It's also a reflection of the breadth of our capabilities and the depth of our team."

Waller's Nashville office was ranked in 44 practice areas, including Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law; Healthcare Law; Employment Law - Management; Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Patent Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Tax Law; Trademark Law; and 19 dispute resolution categories involving arbitration, mediation and litigation.

Waller's Birmingham office was ranked in the areas of Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; and Litigation - Banking & Finance. The firm's Austin office was ranked in the area of Healthcare Law.

About Waller
With approximately 200 attorneys, Waller helps clients navigate a diverse range of complex transactional, regulatory and litigation issues across myriad industries. Founded in 1905, Waller has client relationships spanning decades because clients, time and again, come for the lawyer and stay for the firm(SM). For more information, please visit

U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
Firms included in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2014 Edition of "Best Law Firms" includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas. The U.S. News -- Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings, for the fourth consecutive year, 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. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

Waller Rankings -- 2014 "Best Law Firms"

Metropolitan Tier 1


  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Family Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Healthcare Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 2


  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance


  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Public Finance Law
  • Technology Law

Metropolitan Tier 3


  • Healthcare Law