Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 26 practice areas.  

This list recognizes firms who exhibit professional excellence with impressive ratings from their clients and peers. Ranked firms are presented in tiers on a national and/or metropolitan scale. 

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen received the following rankings in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”:

Metropolitan Tier 1

Des Moines

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Education Law

Employment Law – Management

Family Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Labor Law – Management

Land Use & Zoning Law

Litigation – Labor & Employment

Litigation – Land Use & Zoning

Litigation – Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Trusts & Estates Law


Metropolitan Tier 2

Des Moines

Appellate Practice

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Tax Law


Metropolitan Tier 3

Des Moines

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Litigation – Construction

Nonprofit / Charities Law


The announcement comes on the heels of U.S. News’ 2020 Best Lawyers in America® rankings, in which 19 of the firms’ attorneys were recently selected. The complete listing can be found here.  

Each year only one lawyer in a given practice area and metropolitan region is chosen as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®. Dickinson Attorney F. Richard Lyford was also recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2020 Litigation – Real Estate  “Lawyer of the Year” in Des Moines.