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BatesCarey Selected by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2019 “Best Law Firms”


BatesCarey is pleased to announce that it has been recognized among the “Best Law Firms” in the country by global ranking authority U.S. News & World Report for the fifth consecutive year.

The firm consistently earns this prestigious ranking in Insurance Law both as a Tier 1 Chicago firm and a top-ranked national firm as reflected in the 2019 rankings, which were released November 1, 2018.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are critiqued 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 the 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© list for its particular location and specialty. More at

This news comes on the heels of four BatesCarey attorneys – Robert J. Bates, Jr., David M. Alt, Adam H. Fleischer and Mark G. Sheridan – being named to the 2019 Best Lawyers list for Insurance Law. Additionally, BatesCarey was one of only three firms to receive the distinguished overall Band 1 ranking by Chambers USA in Insurance Dispute Resolution: Insurer in Illinois, an honor which the firm has held for 14 consecutive years. Robert J. Bates Jr. along with Adam H. Fleischer and Ommid C. Farashahi were also individually ranked by Chambers as leaders in their field. Chambers is the legal industry’s most respected international rankings system in which a team of over 170 full-time researchers determine the world’s best attorneys.