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Awards and Recognition

Zelle and its attorneys and staff are honored to have received the following awards:

For the tenth consecutive year, The Legal 500, the world’s largest legal referral guide, ranked Zelle as one of the top plaintiffs’ antitrust/class action firms in the United States.

Chambers USA 2018 has released their rankings and Zelle LLP was ranked in Band 4 in Insurance – Texas.

Chambers USA said the following about Zelle LLP’s Texas insurance practice in its 2018 guide: 

What the team is known for: Strong litigation firm, highlighted for its experience in representing insurers across a range of areas. Particular expertise in representing commercial property insurers in coverage disputes. Also noted for its strong subrogation practice and handling of third-party environmental coverage claims.

Strengths Market sources report: "The firm is well regarded," with one praising it for being "client-conscientious."


Zelle has been recognized as a Leading Firm for Litigation in Benchmark Plaintiff’s The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

Global Law Experts named Zelle the 2014 “Antitrust Litigation Law Firm of the Year in California.” The International Global Law Experts Awards recognizes one law firm in each state that provides exceptional legal services in key practice areas.

The Best Lawyers in America®, in partnership with U.S. News & World Report, has recognized Zelle attorneys as "Best Lawyers." The firm has also been named a "Best Law Firm" for in the areas of practice areas of Insurance Law (Dallas/Ft. Worth and Minneapolis), Antitrust Law (San Francisco) and Litigation – Antitrust (San Francisco) metropolitan rankings.

Zelle attorneys have been named "Up and Coming Attorneys" by Minnesota Lawyer magazine for 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015. The Up & Coming Attorney award honors attorneys who have distinguished themselves during their first 10 years of practice.

Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters, has recognized Zelle attorneys as "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" in Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York, Northern California, and Texas.


Zelle was awarded Hennepin County’s Silver Wellness by Design Award for excellent efforts in promoting workplace wellness.

Zelle was honored in 2014 and 2015 as a Healthy Mothers Workplace Award recipient. The award recognizes San Francisco employers with policies that support the health and equity of its employees.

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