Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West Named to the 2014 “Best Law Firms” in America by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

PROVIDENCE, RI  – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (PLDW) has been named to the 2014 “Best Law Firms” in America rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers® for the fourth consecutive year. PLDW was recognized in a total of 17 practice areas in the metropolitan area/Rhode Island for its “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers and for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.”

“PLDW attorneys continue to represent the highest standards of excellence in their practice of law,” said Gary R. Pannone, Managing Partner. “We are proud to have been selected for this prestigious recognition and for our outstanding service to our clients.”

Among the PLDW practice areas cited for the top tier rankings include Corporate Compliance Law, Government Relations Practice and Non-Profit/Charities Law. Other practice areas recognized for outstanding quality are Corporate Governance Law, Mediation, Administrative and Regulatory Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Non-White-Collar, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Securities and Capital Markets Law, Healthcare Law and Employment Law: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment and Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments during this year’s selection cycle. Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas.

For more information about PLDW, contact David C. Sweet, Director of Administration, at or call 401-824-5100, or visit

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