Cummings & Lockwood LLC
Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms U.S News & World Report 2021

Cummings & Lockwood's Connecticut and Florida Offices Ranked as Best Law Firms in 2021

November 30, 2020

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that all of the Firm’s six offices in Connecticut and Florida have been recognized in their metropolitan areas and main practice areas as among the “Best Law Firms in 2021” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.

“We are very pleased that Cummings & Lockwood has been acknowledged for its outstanding professional achievement in our key practice areas in all six of our offices,” commented Jonathan B. Mills, Firm-wide Chairman and Managing Director of Cummings & Lockwood.

Following are ranking highlights:

  • The Firm’s Stamford and Greenwich offices were recognized as Tier 1 in five practice areas:  Commercial Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Nonprofit / Charities Law, Real Estate Law, and Trusts & Estates Law. 
  • The Firm’s Stamford office was recognized as Tier 3 in Labor & Employment Litigation.
  • The Firm’s West Hartford office was recognized as Tier 1 in two practice areas:  Trusts & Estates Litigation, as well as Trusts & Estates Law.
  • The Firm’s Naples and Bonita Springs offices were recognized as Tier 1 in Trusts and Estates Law.
  • The Firm’s Palm Beach Gardens office was recognized as Tier 3 in Tax Law and Trusts & Estates Law.



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 the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2021 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.


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