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Tier 1 — a recurring theme — as Fishman Stewart extends its run on the Best Lawyers® annual list of Best Law Firms®

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications;; 248.260.8466

Troy, Mich.—November 2, 2023—Intellectual property law firm Fishman Stewart PLLC is pleased to announce the firm earned repeat recognition as a Tier 1-ranked law firm by Best Lawyers® in the 14th edition of the United States Best Law Firms®, continuing a track record of excellence that began in 2018. In the newly released annual edition, Fishman Stewart has again been ranked Tier 1 at the metropolitan level in four categories:

  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

The Best Law Firms® report includes rankings across 188 metropolitan regions and 127 national practice areas. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity—and signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2024 edition has been compiled through a rigorous evaluation process that encompasses a collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2024 Best Law Firms® ranking, the law firm first must have at least one lawyer recognized in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America®–and be in a Best Law Firms® ranked practice area/metro area.

In August, the following attorneys were awarded by 2024 Best Lawyers®:

This year’s rankings mark the first year that Best Lawyers® has released its bellwether listings independently on a dedicated website: It also highlights a new strategic direction for Best Law Firms® as the company expands across additional categories and geographic regions. The 2024 Best Law Firms® ranking for Fishman Stewart is available here. More information on the 2024 “Best Law Firms” methodology is available here.

About Best Law Firms®

Debuted in 2010, Best Law Firms® is the most credible rankings of exceptional law firms, rooted in a rigorous, peer-to-peer, industry-driven evaluation. Achieving a tiered ranking in 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 metro-based scale. More information is available at the Best Law Firms® website.

About Fishman Stewart PLLC

Fishman Stewart helps turn client creativity into valuable intellectual capital. Since its founding in 1996, the firm has obtained tens of thousands of patents and trademark registrations and represented clients in hundreds of cases in Federal Court. As strategic advisers to CEOs and senior executives, Fishman Stewart attorneys develop IP management strategies for U.S. and foreign-based companies to safeguard their business assets throughout the world. To discover how Fishman Stewart leverages intellectual property to effectively increase enterprise value, visit