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The Best Lawyers in America© is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession.  Every year, Best Lawyers conducts comprehensive surveys of tens of thousands of lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Based on the results of these surveys, the publication designates the year’s leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  

The Milligan Lawless attorneys recognized in the 2023 edition are:

2023 Best Lawyers

  • Bryan S. Bailey: Health Care Law
  • John A. Conley: Administrative/Regulatory Law; Employment Law – Management; Health Care Law; Litigation – Health Care; and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Robert J. Itri: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; and Trademark Law
  • Steven T. Lawrence: Corporate Law and Health Care Law
  • Thomas A. Maraz: Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; and Litigation – Construction
  • Robert J. Milligan: Health Care Law
  • James R. Taylor: Health Care Law

2023 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch

  • Miranda Preston: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Health Care Law
  • Lauren A. Crawford: Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants 

The Best Lawyers in America© is the longest-running, peer-review publication in the legal profession.  Every year, Best Lawyers conducts comprehensive surveys of tens of thousands of lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Based on the results of these surveys, the publication designates the year’s leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Milligan Lawless attorneys recognized in the 2021 edition are:

2021 Best Lawyers

  • Bryan S. Bailey: Health Care Law
  • John A. Conley: Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Robert J. Itri: Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; and Trademark Law
  • Steven T. Lawrence: Corporate Law
  • Thomas A. Maraz: Construction Law
  • Robert J. Milligan: Health Care Law
  • James R. Taylor: Health Care Law


2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch

  • Lauren A. Crawford: Commercial Litigation
  • Kylie E. Mote: Health Care Law
  • Miranda Preston: Health Care Law
Steven T. Lawrence
Steven T. Lawrence

Steve Lawrence Provides Insights to The Ambulatory M&A Advisor

In an article entitled “Failure in an M&A Transaction for the Physician Owner,” Milligan Lawless partner Steve Lawrence provides tips on how to avoid pitfalls during the M&A Transaction Process.

To read the full article Click Here.


Peer reviews have been tallied and once again, Milligan Lawless has received the following distinctions:

2017 “Best Lawyers of America”

Bryan S. Bailey – Health Care Law

James R. Taylor – Health Care Law

Robert J. Itri – Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law;  Litigation – Intellectual Property; Trademark Law

Robert J. Milligan – Health Care Law

Steven T. Lawrence – Corporate Law

2017 “Best Law Firms”

National Tier 3

Health Care Law

Metropolitan Tier 1- Phoenix

Health Care Law

Metropolitan Tier 2-Phoenix

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Law

Employment Law – Individuals

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Labor & Employment

Metropolitan Tier 3-Phoenix

Copyright Law

Trademark Law