Best Law Firms 2013Dawda Mann has earned top ranking for its Real Estate practice area in the venerable “Best Law Firms” rankings, released today by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.

The 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings, which are available online at, showcase more than 10,000 different law firms in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 118 major legal practice areas.

Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. In addition to its Detroit Tier 1 rankings for Real Estate Law, Dawda Mann achieved Detroit Tier 2 rankings for three practice areas: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes 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.

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