U.S. News and Best Lawyers, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have joined to rank nearly 9,000 firms in 81 practice areas in 171 metropolitan areas and 7 states.The ranking system divides firms into tiers. The following Hawaii law firms are considered Tier 1 in the category of Land Use and Zoning Law:
- Ashford and Wriston, LLP
- Belles Graham Proudfoot Wilson and Chun, LLP
- Cades Schutte LLP
- Carlsmith Ball LLP
- Imanaka Kudo and Fujimoto LLLC
Whatever the outcome, if US New's annual law school ranking is any indicator, this will sell more magazines.