Novack and Macey is once again pleased to announce its top ranking on U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list. Achieving a tiered ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 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.

The specific rankings are:

  • National - Tier 1 
    Real Estate Litigation
  • Metropolitan, Chicago - Tier 1 
    Commercial Litigation
    Real Estate Litigation
    Legal Malpractice Defense

Just like in years past, firms included on the “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. A firm must first have a lawyer recognized on the Best Lawyers in America© list, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. Earlier this year, Novack and Macey attorneys Stephen Novack, Eric N. Macey, Donald A. Tarkington, Stephen J. Siegel, Monte L. Mann, and Timothy J. Miller were selected by their peers to this list for their work in Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Legal Malpractice Law. In addition, Serena G. Rabie was recognized by Best Lawyers on their "Ones to Watch" list in 2022.

Clients have praised the firm by saying: 

"Novack and Macey is an outstanding law firm that provides elite, top tier, big law capabilities without the big law pricing. More than that, they are nimble, aggressive, and creative. They are a go-to resource for intractable legal problems." 

"Everyone from Novack and Macey that I have worked with has been professional and diligent regarding my cases. Their level of professionalism is outstanding and I highly recommend them."  

"Novack and Macey attorneys have tremendous experience, strong work ethic, solid counsel and advice."

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