Setliff Law ranked Top Tier by America’s “Best Law Firms” for 2014

Setliff Law, P.C., has been ranked as one of America’s best law firms for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report, one of the nation's leading ranking sources, and Best Lawyers, a leading surveyor of lawyers and law firms worldwide. Setliff Law received Tier 1 recognition nationally, the highest ranking possible, in Litigation – Real Estate, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Railroad Law. The firm also ranked nationally as a Tier 3 firm for Transportation Law. In the metropolitan rankings (Richmond), the firm received honors as a Tier 2 firm for Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Insurance Law, and Transportation Law. Also in the Richmond rankings, the law firm ranked as Tier 3 for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

According to Best Lawyers, firms included in the 2014 Best Law Firms list “are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

Setliff Law has been recognized previously in national rankings for its work in Transportation Law; however, this year marks the first time the firm has been honored with four practice areas ranked as Tier 1. In the metropolitan rankings, the Richmond office added two new practice areas to its list – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Insurance Law. This is the fourth year the best law firm rankings have been published and Setliff Law has been recognized in all four editions.

The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. This year, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was added to the decision-making process.

According to Best Lawyers, receiving the tier designations “reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

C. Stephen Setliff and Gregory F. Holland opened the doors to the Glen Allen (Richmond) office of Setliff Law in June 2006. In December 2008, they opened a second office in Baltimore, Maryland, and that office, led by managing partner J. Christopher Nosher, subsequently relocated to Annapolis, Maryland.

Setliff Law, P.C. focuses primarily on transportation and product liability law, but the firm’s attorneys also have extensive experience in insurance coverage disputes, business and commercial litigation, toxic tort litigation, commercial landlord/tenant litigation, eminent domain, contract disputes, subrogation, general personal injury, property damage matters, school and school employee liability, and insurance defense.

To contact Setliff Law in Virginia, call (804) 377-1260, and in Maryland, call (443) 837-6800, or visit the website at