U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023 “Best Law Firms” Recognizes 33 Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Practices in Arizona and New Mexico

PHOENIX/ALBUQUERQUE — Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) is proud to announce that 33 of the firm’s practices earned top rankings from the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in the 2023 edition of “Best Law Firms.”  JHKM received 14 first-tier rankings in the metropolitan regions of Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings recognize law firms for their professional excellence.  The annual list is based on a rigorous evaluation process that considers overall firm performance, client and lawyer evaluations, and peer recognition from leading attorneys across the United States.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.  Firms included in the 2023 edition are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

This recognition follows the individual recognitions of 22 JHKM lawyers who were ranked as 2023 Best Lawyers in America® and Ones to Watch for their work in 27 areas of legal practice, which was published earlier this year.

The JHKM legal practices named in the 2023 edition of “Best Law Firms” include:

Metropolitan Tier 1


      • Appellate Practice
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Native American Law


      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Energy Law
      • Insurance Law
      • Litigation – Construction
      • Litigation – Environmental
      • Litigation – Insurance
      • Litigation – Real Estate
      • Natural Resources Law
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Metropolitan Tier 2


      • Corporate Law
      • Litigation – Antitrust
      • Litigation – Insurance
      • Litigation – Labor & Employment
      • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants


      • Energy Regulatory Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Metropolitan Tier 3


      • Administrative/Regulatory Law
      • Litigation – Construction
      • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
      • Natural Resources law
      • Tax Law
      • Trusts & Estates Law


      • Bet-the-Company Litigation
      • Litigation – Securities

About Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod LLP
Established when two prominent law firms based in the Southwest joined forces, Arizona’s Jennings Haug Cunningham and New Mexico’s Keleher & McLeod are now Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM). JHKM is a full-service litigation and business law firm with extensive trial, litigation management, dispute resolution and complex litigation experience. The firm’s attorneys address a wide range of legal matters for businesses and individuals in the areas of business law and litigation, banking, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, civil rights, constitutional law, real estate, construction, corporate law, employment, environmental, estate planning, trusts and probate, family law, fidelity and surety, government relations, insurance defense and coverage, medical and professional malpractice, municipal law, personal injury and energy regulatory matters. JHKM has offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico to serve clients in the Southwest and throughout the United States.

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Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.