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Hill Ward Henderson Ranked as a Top Tampa Law Firm2019 Best Law Firms

The oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, has named Hill Ward Henderson to its 2019 “Best Law Firms” designation with national and metropolitan rankings in 31 of the firm’s practice areas. Of the total rankings, one boasts a national tier ranking, while the remaining 30 are cited for the Tampa and St. Petersburg metro areas.  

The U.S. News – Best 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 a part of the formal submission process. Law firms are voted on various categories such as expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider the firm a worthy competitor.

Hill Ward Henderson practice areas recognized in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” designation include:

National Rankings:

Tier 2:

  • Land Use & Zoning Law

Metropolitan Rankings:

Tier 1:


  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation-Tax
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Tier 2:

St. Petersburg

  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law


  • Employment Law – Management
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Tax Law

Tier 3:


  • Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law