Gentry Locke Recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2022 in 31 Practice Areas

ROANOKE, Va. (November 4, 2021) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2022 Best Law Firms rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm secured rankings in 31 practice areas, including 17 rankings as Metropolitan Tier 1, which is the highest tier for regional recognition. The firm’s list of rankings can be found below and on the Best Law Firms website.

Metropolitan Tier 1 – Roanoke

Antitrust Law

Appellate Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Corporate Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Employment Law — Management

Financial Services Regulation Law

Labor Law — Management

Litigation — Labor & Employment

Litigation – Municipal

Medical Malpractice Law — Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation — Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation — Plaintiffs

Tax Law

Trusts & Estates Law


Metropolitan Tier 2 – Roanoke

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Criminal Defense – White-Collar

Employment Law – Individuals

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Government Relations Practice

Litigation – Construction

Litigation — Intellectual Property

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Real Estate Law


Metropolitan Tier 3 – Roanoke

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Insurance Law

Litigation – Bankruptcy

Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants


The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Practice area rankings are produced both nationally and within 188 metropolitan areas across the United States. The 2022 “Best Law Firms” national rankings cover 75 practice areas, while as many as 127 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists.

About Gentry Locke

With more than 60 lawyers practicing across a range of disciplines, Gentry Locke brings uncommon thinking and deep experience to the legal and business challenges of companies, institutions, organizations and individuals—a commitment the firm has met since 1923. Operating from offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Virginia, Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the United States. Meet the firm’s dynamic attorneys and learn more about its fierce drive to achieve success for its clients by exploring our webiste.



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