Nelson Hardiman was awarded a Tier 1 ranking in Health Care and Administrative/Regulatory Law by the U.S. News & World Report’s “2021 Best Law Firms in America.”
Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
This year marks the tenth consecutive year that Harry Nelson was recognized and the sixth consecutive year that Mark Hardiman was recognized by Best Lawyers. Mark, Harry, and John Mills were nominated for their specialty in Healthcare Law. Aaron Lachant was selected for both Healthcare Law and Litigation and John Mills was selected for Healthcare Law and Administrative/Regulatory Law. For the first time, Harry was recognized by Best Lawyers for leadership in focusing on COVID-19.
For the first time in the history of Best Lawyers, Partner Kathryn F. Edgerton and Attorney Katherine Bowles were named in the inaugural edition as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021). These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
“The 2021 rankings are based on the highest lawyer and firm participation on record, incorporating 8.3 million evaluations of more than 110,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms. “For the 2021 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it did when we first started 11 years ago.” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “This year we reviewed 15,587 law firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and a total of 2,179 firms received a national law firm ranking. We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”