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MacDonald Illig Receives the Most First-Tier Rankings for Erie Law Firms in Inaugural U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Publication

Erie, PA, September 15, 2010: U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers today released the inaugural edition of the U.S. News “Best Law Firms,” joining the national publications’ well-respected rankings of providers for medicine and education, among other topical resources. MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton LLP earned among the highest marks for any law firm in the Pittsburgh-Metropolitan area.

Among Erie firms, a total of six were recognized, with only MacDonald Illig gaining recognition for more than two practice areas. The firm was honored with eight practice listings—six of which earned coveted first-tier status. MacDonald Illig stood alone in the entire state of Pennsylvania with a first-tier ranking for project finance law. Also receiving first-tier status is the firm’s Environmental Law (one of only three in the metro region), Health Care Law, Intellectual Property Law (one of only five in the metro region), Public Finance Law, and Trusts and Estates Law practices. Also receiving high marks are the Corporate Law and General Commercial Litigation practice groups.

A complete listing of national, regional and state law firm rankings results is available online at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms.
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