Legal Ethics Practice at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis Awarded Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

November 02, 2015


Communications Law and White Collar Criminal Defense Practices Also Receive Tier 1 Ranking

WASHINGTON, DC – November 2, 2015 – Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP announced today that all three of its primary practice areas— Legal Ethics, Communications Law, and White Collar Criminal Defense—have been awarded Tier 1 ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for the 2016 edition. The firm added a Legal Ethics practice in January 2015 and it was immediately awarded Tier 1 recognition.

“The addition of our Legal Ethics practice demonstrates our commitment both to expanding our practice and maintaining our established reputation for the highest quality of work,” said Scott Blake Harris, Chairman of the firm. “We strongly believe that the firm’s deep experience is critical to providing the best results for our clients, and this recognition is a meaningful testament both to that experience and to the scope of our practice.”

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis’s Legal Ethics practice is led by Thomas B. Mason, a seasoned practitioner of ethics law with more than 20 years of experience representing attorneys on a variety of malpractice and ethics matters. Mr. Mason and his colleagues provide representation and counsel to fellow attorneys on professional responsibility, disciplinary, malpractice, disqualification and other ethics issues, as well as to government officials and others on government ethics issues.

“It is an honor that the practice I have spent most of my career building is recognized as being of the highest caliber,” said Mr. Mason. “Decisive, sound judgment is essential to success in this field, and my decades of experience have allowed me to provide the best representation for my clients. I look forward to continuing to grow my practice at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis.”

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” determines rankings of more than 10,000 law firms based on an overall firm evaluation, client feedback, and peer review. Previous client feedback noted that Mr. Mason in particular “presents a skill combination and an emotional quotient sorely lacking in the profession” and is “an extraordinary lawyer profoundly committed to the public interest.”

*             *             *

About Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP is a nationally recognized communications, information technology, international investment/national security, and litigation law firm. The firm’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, investors, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. As former senior government officials, federal prosecutors, Congressional counsel, and experienced litigators, HWG lawyers advise their clients on how government decision makers think, how legal and political institutions work in the real world, and how those institutions can affect a transaction or business plan. For more information, please visit



At HWG, we’re always looking for smart, talented people to add to our team.


  • 1919 M Street NW, Eighth Floor
    Washington, DC 20036-3537
  • 1033 Wade Ave, Suite 100
    Raleigh, NC 27605-1155