Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead was named among the best law firms in the Orlando, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach Metropolitan Rankings in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings is now in its fifth year, and, each year, the top firms are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state. The featured law firms have been given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.

Dean Mead ranked in the following practice areas:

Tier 1

Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Tier 2

Litigation – Real Estate

West Palm Beach
Tax Law

Tier 3

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy


The 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting www.bestlawfirms.usnews.com.



The U.S. NewsBest Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings 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. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.


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About Best Lawyers®:

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

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