SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3, 2014 – Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP received a “Tier 1” ranking nationally and in the San Francisco metropolitan area in Best Lawyers’ 2015 “Best Law Firms” list published by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, four partners have been selected for inclusion in the ranking service’s sister publication The Best Lawyers in America.*

Barg Coffin was listed nationally on the “Best Law Firms” list for “Litigation – Environmental” and in the San Francisco metropolitan area for both “Environmental Law” and “Litigation – Environmental.”

Firms are selected for the “Best Law Firms” directory based on peer-review surveys and evaluation processes that include data collection and feedback from thousands of clients, lawyers and law firm representatives spanning a wide range of practice areas nationwide. 

Best Lawyers also recently selected four partners for The Best Lawyers in America*. Practice areas for which they have been chosen are indicated.

Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America is based entirely on peer review. The publication’s stated methodology is designed to produce a list based on the “consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.”

*Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC.

About Best Lawyers (provided by Best Lawyers)

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”  

About Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP

Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP is a San Francisco-based law firm providing nationally recognized expertise in environmental law and litigation.  The firm is based on a simple but sound concept: a small and efficient law firm can provide the environmental law and litigation services that clients need at a lower cost than a large, multi-disciplinary law firm. On the web at: