Prestigious law firm adds more honors during its 125th year of serving Savannah.

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Oliver Maner, one of Savannah’s most prestigious law firms, was honored by U.S. News & World Report. The Best Lawyers rating entity named the firm to its 2023 list of “Best Law Firms.” Earlier this year, 17 attorneys were named to the 2023 Best Lawyers list and three received “Ones to Watch” recognition.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer-ranking service in the world. Available only in select markets, “Best Law Firm” winners are specific to practice areas. They are determined based on several factors, including feedback from lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers on individual lawyer and firm-wide work, the size and coverage of the firm in a specific practice area, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards in this area, and research surrounding the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

“This honor is a testament to the personal service our attorneys give our clients and the level of professionalism they are committed to,” said Patrick T. O’Connor, Managing Partner of Oliver Maner. “We’ll keep at it and work just as hard in the future to earn the respect of our clients and our peers.”

The Best Lawyers recognition is based solely on peer review. The methodology captures, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. It is a sophisticated, conscientious, rational and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.

Oliver Maner achieved Tier 1, the highest ranking, for 10 out of 13 categories:
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Real Estate
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Oliver Maner also received recognition in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Family Law and Corporate Law.

For more than 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services in identifying the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.

With a history of 125 years of representing clients in Georgia, South Carolina and throughout the United States, Oliver Maner, LLP, is a full-service law firm capable of handling a broad range of civil litigation and business law expertise. With a team of 28 of the highest-rated trial and transactional lawyers across the state, Oliver Maner possesses the resources and abilities to tackle complex legal problems, including personal injury, estate law, medical and legal malpractice, product liability, civil rights litigation, real estate, transportation and logistics litigation and more. The law firm is proud to have long-standing relationships with its clients, including nonprofit organizations, government entities, business owners and entrepreneurs. Oliver Maner’s office is located at 218 W. State St., Savannah, GA 31401. For more information, call (912) 236-3311 or visit

Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing