Freeborn Highly Ranked by 2019 U.S. News

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CHICAGO—Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been highly ranked nationally in six practice areas in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In addition, Freeborn earned top “Best Law Firms” metropolitan area rankings in Chicago; Richmond, Va.; and Tampa, Fla.

Freeborn was ranked in National Tier 1 or 2 for Antitrust Law, Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television, Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, Insurance Law, and Venture Capital Law.

“We are very proud that so many of our practice areas were highly ranked nationally and in our key markets in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ guide,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “These impressive rankings are a testament to our dedicated teams of attorneys and staff committed to providing top service to our clients and helping them achieve their business goals across a broad range of sectors.”

In the Chicago metropolitan area, Freeborn was ranked for the following practice areas:

– Antitrust Law (Tier 1)
– Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
– Copyright Law (Tier 1)
– Government Relations Practice (Tier 1)
– Insurance Law (Tier 1)
– Criminal Defense: White Collar (Tier 2)
– Energy Law (Tier 2)
– Labor Law – Management (Tier 2)
– Litigation – Trusts & Estates (Tier 2)
– Employment Law – Management (Tier 3)
– Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television (Tier 3)
– Environmental Law (Tier 3)
– Litigation – Antitrust (Tier 3)
– Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)
– Venture Capital Law (Tier 2)

In the Richmond metropolitan area, Freeborn was ranked for the following practice areas:

– Insurance Law (Tier 1)
– Family Law (Tier 2)

In the Tampa metropolitan area, Freeborn was ranked in Tier 1 for following practice area:

– Commercial Litigation

The 2019 edition marks the eighth year for “Best Law Firms,” which is a collaboration between The Best Lawyers in America® and U.S. News & World Report. The guide ranks U.S. law firm practice areas nationally and across more than 180 metropolitan areas. Rankings are based on client evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys in the ranked practice areas, as well as additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a national or metropolitan ranking, a law firm practice area must have at least one lawyer ranked as a “Best Lawyer” in that practice.


Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm, headquartered in Chicago, with international capabilities and offices in New York City; Richmond, Va.; Springfield, Ill.; and Tampa, Fla. Freeborn is always looking ahead and seeking to find better ways to serve its clients. It takes a proactive approach to ensure its clients are more informed, prepared and able to achieve greater success – not just now, but also in the future. While the firm serves clients across a very broad range of sectors, it has also pioneered an interdisciplinary approach that serves the specific needs of targeted industries.

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