In the recently released 2021 rankings by independent research company Chambers and Partners, Middleton Reutlinger is proud to be highly ranked – again – for our excellence in general commercial litigation and intellectual property work. Eleven members of the Middleton team were specifically recognized by Chambers for their expertise in these areas.
What is the Chambers and Partners Ranking?
Chambers and Partners uses research and analysis to identify the top performing law firms and attorneys around the world.
Firms that wish to be considered for inclusion in Chambers’ rankings submit detailed information about the firm’s attorneys, areas of expertise and highlighted accomplishments to the company’s research team. The analysts at Chambers then conduct their own in-depth research, interviewing clients and other peers in the legal community to determine the firm’s proficiency on a set of measures, from legal ability to client service to value.
Those firms that meet Chambers’ high standards are given a place in the company’s coveted annual rankings.
How Did Middleton Perform in This Year’s Rankings?
Both our General Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property departments were included in the 2021 Chambers rankings.
The Intellectual Property department repeated its performance from last year, ranking again in the highest category. The Chambers research team cited our guidance on IP portfolio management needs and strong counsel on infringement allegations as two of our strengths leading to the high ranking. The analysts also recognized our “deep bench of experienced practitioners,” including the following attorneys who received individual rankings this year:
- Amy Berge
- Joseph Dages
- Scot Duvall
- Robert Eichenberger
- James Higgins, Jr.
- Julie Gregory Ray
- John Salazar
We’re also very proud to announce that our General Commercial Litigation department improved its Chambers ranking this year. The analysts highlighted our expertise in business litigation and insurance defense, specifically highlighting our areas of strength in product liability, wrongful death, breach of contract and professional malpractice. They also touted our “highly regarded roster of lawyers with significant courtroom experience,” including the following who received individual rankings:
- Mark Fenzel
- Elisabeth Gray
- R. Gregg Hovious
- Dennis Murrell
Why are the Chambers Rankings Important?
Chambers and Partners is recognized as the worldwide leader in legal performance insights, and their rankings are considered the gold standard for firms and attorneys in more than 200 jurisdictions.
As an independent research group, the Chambers rankings are widely considered to be both objective and highly selective. Firms cannot pay to be included, which levels the playing field so firms of all sizes can be considered and guarantees that the rankings are truly built on the strength of a firm’s submission and the information gathered by the Chambers analysts.
“We are incredibly pleased to see how well our team performed in this year’s rankings,” said Henry Alford, one of the firm’s managing partners. “The important thing about the Chambers rankings is that they measure your performance in areas that truly matter to clients – your skill and expertise, how responsive you are to their needs, and whether you provide a good value for their money. Those things truly matter to our attorneys here at Middleton, and I think the Chambers results certainly prove it.