On May 31, 2017 the Legal 500 released its 2017 U.S. rankings. Freehill is placed in the top tier of law firms practicing shipping law nationwide, along with only three other firms. One Freehill partner, William Juska, was named one of the seven Leading Lawyers in shipping law nationwide and six others, more than from any other firm, are highlighted in the Legal 500’s editorial comments on the firm. Those six partners are: Michael Fernandez, Daniel Fitzgerald, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane, William Pallas and Gina Venezia. The Legal 500’s profile of the firm quotes clients complimenting the firm for proving “outstanding legal strategy and swift results.” To read the complete The Legal 500 2017 profile of the firm, click HERE.
The Legal 500 has been analyzing law firms worldwide for 29 years and this is the tenth edition of its U.S. report. U.S. maritime law firms were ranked this year for the first time since 2009, when Freehill was also listed. The Legal 500 rankings are based on a series of criteria and their research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a term of researchers with deep experience on the legal market.