Sylvia Harrison Receives 18th Year of Prestigious Ranking in Chambers USA

McDonald Carano congratulates Sylvia Harrison on her 18th year of receiving a prestigious ranking in Environmental Law from Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers ranks lawyers who are the “most highly regarded practitioners” based on research in the categories of “technical legal ability, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, professional conduct, experience, and effectiveness.”

In addition to a previous career as a geologist that compliments her areas of legal expertise, Sylvia’s specialty background includes a Ph.D. in Geology and an M.S. in Earth Sciences. Sylvia joined McDonald Carano after graduating first in her law school class and for more than 30 years she has been a prominent force in our Environment & Natural Resources Law Practice, which received the highest Band 1 ranking in Chambers USA 2022. 

During the ranking evaluation process, clients described Sylvia to Chambers as:

  • “She is a good operator whom we hold in very high regard,” 
  • “We have engaged her on an array of environmental matters and have found her to be extremely knowledgeable and efficient.” 
  • “She is a very high-caliber, top-notch lawyer, especially on water rights and permitting issues as well as public utility work.”
  • “Sylvia is pleasant to work with and very knowledgeable.”

Sylvia received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Peer Review rating and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013, including receiving a Lawyer of the Year award in 2021.

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