Chambers USA Names Four From Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix Office to Leading Lawyers and Practices for 2017

Ballard Spahr announced that 92 of the firm’s attorneys, including four in the Phoenix office, have been recognized for excellence in this year’s Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business rankings. Honored, along with 25 other practices, this is the highest number of ranked practices ever for the firm.

Ballard Spahr is ranked in the highest band nationwide for financial services regulation: consumer finance, reflecting the strength of the firm’s powerhouse consumer financial services practice. The firm also is ranked nationally for its work as Maryland Counsel for REITs. This year’s rankings recognize Ballard Spahr as a nationwide leader in Real Estate, indicative of the firm’s key role in major property-related projects and transactions across the country.

In the state categories, Ballard Spahr’s Corporate M&A and Environment (including water rights) practices in Arizona are among the 19 practices noted for excellence.

Chambers USA annual rankings are compiled through client interviews, peer reviews, and independent research. The rankings reflect criteria considered most valued by clients, including legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and value.

Ballard Spahr Phoenix 2017 Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Fields”
Business and Finance
Karen C. McConnell, Corporate/M&A

David J. Armstrong, Environment (including water rights)
David J. Bodney, First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide)
Ronald J. Stolkin, Labor and Employment

About Ballard Spahr
Ballard Spahr LLP, an Am Law 100 law firm with more than 500 lawyers in 15 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies and sponsored enterprises, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The firm combines a national scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. For more information, please visit

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