Multiple AALRR Practices Earn Metropolitan Tier Rankings in U.S. News — Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2022


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) is pleased to announce that the firm has once again earned recognition in the U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings.

The firm was recognized as a:

  • Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Orange County in the Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Labor & Employment, and Tax Law categories;
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in San Diego in the Employment Law – Management category; and a
  • Metropolitan Tier 3 firm in Orange County in the Employment Law – Management category, and in Sacramento in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category.

In order to be eligible for this honor, a firm must have at least one attorney who is recognized in the current edition of U.S. News — Best Lawyers in a “Best Law Firms” ranked practice area or metropolitan area. Confidential surveys are emailed to clients and professional references addressing a firm’s expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer others to the firm. Data is also collected from ballots that can be completed only by attorneys who are currently recognized by Best Lawyers. All of the quantitative and qualitative data is then combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm. Because firms are often separated by small or insignificant differences in overall score, a tiered system is used rather than ranking law firms sequentially.

Managing Partner Mark Palin remarked that, “AALRR once again is proving that we are consistently focused on maximizing results for our clients. We do so through proactive education, training, and advice; comprehensive knowledge of the law; and a deep desire to see our clients and their stakeholders succeed.”

According to Best Lawyers, it is “the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.”

About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
With more then 40 years of unwavering commitment to client service, AALRR is one of California’s leading law firms.  Our diverse team brings a seasoned perspective to California’s complex legal landscape for public and private entities, with particular strength in the areas of educationlabor and employmentconstructioncomplex litigationcorporatetaxation, and water.  Our public sector clients include more than 450 K-12 school districts, community college districts, and universities, as well as cities, counties, and special districts. We also represent diverse business entities, from small, family-run businesses to publicly traded corporations.  

At more than 215 lawyers and growing, AALRR has nine offices in CerritosFresnoIrvineMarinPasadenaPleasantonRiversideSacramento, and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California. For more information about AALRR, visit our website at:

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