Indianapolis, November 1, 2011—U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2011-2012 rankings and have named Cohen & Malad, LLP in its “Best Law Firms” directory for its Appellate practice group. The firm received a Tier 1 ranking in the Indianapolis metropolitan area from the publication. Attorney Arend Abel, who has been recognized in the U.S. News “Best Lawyers” directory for several years, serves as co-chair for this practice group. Abel says, “It’s an honor to be included on this list as it is a blend of peer and client feedback.”

Full data for the law firms that received rankings is available online, from the largest firms in the country to hundreds of one-person and two-person law firms, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop rankings. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.

About Cohen & Malad, LLP
The law firm Cohen & Malad, LLP, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is known for its assertive litigation of plaintiff issues. The firm handles legal issues in the following practice areas: class action, personal injury- including medical device and pharmaceutical drugs, medical malpractice, business litigation, appellate law, family law, and commercial, real estate and business services. Cohen & Malad, LLP has represented clients all over the world and served on the court-appointed executive committee in the class action litigation against Swiss banks brought on behalf of Holocaust survivors and the heirs of Holocaust victims to recover bank accounts and other assets from the Nazi era. Founded in 1968, Cohen & Malad, LLP has 24 attorneys on staff who believe that “Power to Your Voice” is more than just a tagline. For more information about the firm, please visit

About the U.S. News Media Group
The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine,, and Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.

About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties, The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluation of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers® also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers® lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

Jaime Lira, Marketing Manager
Cohen & Malad, LLP
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