SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2, 2015 – Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP received a “Tier 1” ranking as one of the best law firms in the United States in Best Lawyers’ 2016 “Best Law Firms” list published by U.S. News & World Report. 
 
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.”
 
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.”
 
Four  Barg Coffin partners – John F. Barg, Richard C. Coffin, R. Morgan Gilhuly and Stephen C. Lewis – were selected for inclusion in the sister publication, The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, with John Barg and Rick Coffin also being named 2016 “San Francisco Environmental Lawyers of the Year.” 
 
 
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. 
 
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