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Robinson Gray cited in 12 practice areas in top tier of Best Law Firms 2023

Robinson Gray has been honored in 22 practice areas in the 2023 edition of “Best Law Firms,” a U.S. News/Best Lawyers® publication that recognizes the top practices in the nation.

Here are the 12 practice areas in which Robinson Gray was cited in the top category, Tier 1, in the Columbia metropolitan area:

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Insurance
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

The firm was also cited in 10 other areas. It was ranked in Tier 2 for Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Energy Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Utilities Law, and in Tier 3 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Securities.

To be eligible for a ranking, law firms must have at least one lawyer included in that year’s The Best Lawyers in America list. This year, Best Lawyers included 20 Robinson Gray attorneys: Grady Beard, Kevin Bell, Frank Ellerbe, Kevin Garrison, Benjamin Gooding, Betsy Gray, Nick Haigler, Paul Hoefer, Becky Laffitte, Gibbs Leaphart, Bill Metzger, Michael Montgomery, Kelly Morrow, Shannon Poteat, Beth Richardson, Kerk Spong, Bobby Stepp, Monty Todd, Rob Tyson, and Cal Watson.

Four of the 20 – Frank Ellerbe, Kevin Bell, Bill Metzger and Rob Tyson – were further honored as Lawyers of the Year.

Finally, Best Lawyers named three additional Robinson Gray attorneys to its “Ones to Watch” list: Chris Boguski, La’Jessica Stringfellow and Lisle Traywick.
Best Lawyers in America, which thousands of lawyers and corporations use annually, is regarded as a definitive guide to the legal profession in the United States. Based on confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country, the guide is free of ads, and no fee is required to be included. All attorneys in the publication are subject to peer review within both their practice areas and their cities. For more information, see