Chicago Law Firm Butler Rubin Receives National Ranking As A Best Law Firm In Annual U.S. News – Best Lawyers Rankings

Four Practice Areas – Antitrust, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law – and Ten Individual Attorneys Cited for Excellence

CHICAGO, November 3, 2014 – The Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP received national recognition among the “Best Law Firms” in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers law firm rankings.  In addition, ten of the firm’s attorneys were cited as leaders in their fields.  “As a firm of just 35 lawyers, we are pleased that four of our practice groups and ten of our lawyers received special citation,” said James I. Rubin, a founding partner of the firm.

Butler Rubin’s Insurance Law practice group was ranked among the top firms in the country.  The firm also was cited as a top law firm in Metropolitan Chicago for its practices in Antitrust, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Law.  Led by Michael R. Hassan, Robert N. Hermes, James A. Morsch, James I. Rubin and Gerald G. Saltarelli, these practice groups and their attorneys have earned repeated praise by clients and colleagues, as well as by a variety of other law firm and lawyer ranking services.

And, Best Lawyers named ten Butler Rubin attorneys as leaders in their fields:  Louis J. Aurichio (Insurance Law), Ira J. Belcove (Insurance Law),R. Douglass Bond (Insurance Law and Reinsurance Law), Albert E. Fowerbaugh, Jr. (Commercial Litigation), Michael R. Hassan (Insurance Law), Robert N. Hermes (Insurance Law), James A. Morsch (Antitrust Law), James I. Rubin (Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law), Gerald G. Saltarelli (Arbitration and Commercial Litigation) and Teresa Snider(Insurance Law).

Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  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 part of the formal submission process.  The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record.  To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US.  Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust litigation and competition law; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; reinsurance; insurance coverage; managed care litigation; insolvency; creditors’ rights; and products liability and mass tort matters.