For the second year in a row, Essex Richards earned a national ranking for its ERISA Litigation practice in the 2018 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” ERISA (which stands for the Employee Retirement Security Income Act of 1974) is a federal law that governs private employers’ retirement, health, disability, and other benefit plans.
Essex Richards is one of only five law firms in North Carolina to be nationally ranked in this area. It is the only such firm that represents primarily employees and plaintiffs in ERISA litigation.
In addition to Essex Richards’ national ranking for ERISA Litigation, the law firm also received Charlotte metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in seven other areas:
- Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
- Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
- Employment Law – Individuals
- Family Law
- Family Law Mediation
- Litigation – First Amendment
- Litigation – Labor & Employment
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 U.S. This year, over 13,000 attorneys provided law firm assessments that contributed to the rankings.
For more information on the rankings and criteria, visit U.S. News.