Nauman Smith’s New ‘Best Law Firms’ Ranking

Harrisburg, PA – (November 21, 2022) Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall, LLP has once again been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in the 2023 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. Nauman Smith has received this recognition for 10 consecutive years. In addition to reaching this milestone, the firm added a new Tier 1 ranking in Media Law to its list of achievements. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Nauman Smith’s Media Law practice group has been gaining momentum for decades with several high-profile cases as well as Craig Staudenmaier’s recent induction into the National Freedom of Information Coalition Open Government Hall of Fame as a ‘Hero of the 50 States.’

When asked about what this new ranking means for Nauman Smith’s growth in Right-to-Know & Media Law, Staudenmaier shared that, “It is an honor to receive this designation. We owe it in part to the fantastic media clients that we serve. Now more than ever it’s increasingly important that the citizens of the Commonwealth can see what their elected officials are doing, but we can’t go to every school board meeting and town hall event. For this reason, the media truly is the surrogate eyes and ears of the people. They stand in the shoes of the public. Therefore, it’s imperative that they have the necessary access to do their job and the need for transparency will only increase.”

In total, Nauman Smith’s rankings include a Tier 1 level for Commercial Litigation, Municipal Law, and the newly added Media Law. The firm also holds a Tier 2 ranking for Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law. Rounding out the list of accolades is a Tier 3 ranking for Trusts and Estates, a practice group that first made the list in 2022.

These rankings were determined through the firm’s overall evaluation compiled from a combination of exceptional client feedback, the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for the firm, and information provided by Nauman Smith in response to a request by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. For more information about the methodology of this process, please visit .

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