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Butler Rubin Receives National Ranking Among Best Law Firms in U.S. News - Best Lawyers Rankings


The Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP has received national recognition among the “Best Law Firms” in the 2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers law firm rankings. Butler Rubin's Insurance Law practice group was ranked among the top firms in the country in this field. The firm also was cited as a top law firm in Metropolitan Chicago (Tier 1) for its practices in Insurance Law and Arbitration. Led by Michael Hassan, Robert Hermes, James Rubin and Gerald Saltarelli, these practice groups and their attorneys have earned repeated praise by clients and colleagues.

Best Lawyers named nine Butler Rubin attorneys as leaders in their fields: Louis J. Aurichio (Insurance Law), Ira J. Belcove (Insurance Law), R. Douglass Bond (Insurance Law), Albert E. Fowerbaugh, Jr. (Commercial Litigation), Michael R. Hassan (Insurance Law), Robert N. Hermes (Insurance Law), James I. Rubin (Insurance Law), Gerald G. Saltarelli (Arbitration) and Teresa Snider (Insurance Law).

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of 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. The rankings incorporate the 3.9 million evaluations of 41,284 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers® in its most recent annual survey. Practice area rankings were produced both nationally and within 177 metropolitan areas across the United States. The 2013 “Best Law Firms” national rankings cover 75 practice areas, while as many as 119 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists. More information about the evaluation process is available at

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting clients nationally and internationally in the core practice areas of reinsurance and complex business disputes, including antitrust, competition law and opt-out antitrust litigation; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; mortgage insurance; credit insurance; insolvency; creditors' rights; and products liability and mass tort matters.

More information about the firm is available on its website at

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