2020 “Best Law Firms” ranks Motley Rice

Motley Rice ranked as a National Tier 1 firm for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, the highest rating for a firm in the 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”  The firm is also ranked in Tier 1 in Charleston, S.C., Hartford, Conn., New York City, Tier 2 in Rhode Island, and Tier 3 in Washington, D.C.

National Tier 1

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Motley Rice was also ranked Metropolitan Tier 1, 2 and 3 for the following practice areas:

Metropolitan Tier 1


  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs


  • Litigation - Banking & Finance


  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Metropolitan Tier 2


  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Metropolitan Tier 3


  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Selection Process

According to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, the “Best Law Firms” 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. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and practice area. Learn more about the selection process for “Best Law Firms.” Read the Connecticut-specific methodology.