Ripp Media, Brunswick Group and Sard Verbinnen & Co. have been cited as the top PR firms offering legal and litigation support work in the US by Chambers and Partners, a legal rankings service based in London.

The three firms were placed in Band 1, the highest category in the Chambers rankings. Chambers rates both firms and individual practitioners by such criteria as technical legal ability, client service, diligence, commercial vision, business understanding and value for money.

Ripp was cited by one lawyer-client as being “excellent in terms of counseling, planning and knowing the best places to go with stories.” Brunswick was singled out for its skill in corporate reputation management and Sard Verbinnen was praised for its “exceptional financial PR and crisis management capabilities.”

Edelman, Infinite Global, PRCG Haggerty, Sitrick and Company, and Trident DMG all were placed in the second-highest category, Band 2. Finsbury, FTI Consulting, Hellerman Communications and Kekst CNC were in Band 3 and KARV Communications, Levick and Rubenstein were in Band 4. The Chambers website stresses that “being ranked in any band is a significant achievement.”

The individual advisors who received Band 1 rankings were Ripp Media’s Allan Ripp, Ellen Moskowitz of Brunswick Group, Trident DMG’s Lanny Davis and Michael Sitrick of Sitrick and Company.

To see the complete list of ranked firms and lawyers, click here.