Dwight Merriam, a Prominent Land-Use Attorney in the U.S., Honored by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Lawyers List


Dwight Merriam Named on Best Lawyers List in Three Separate Categories

Dwight Merriam of Simsbury, Connecticut, is a foremost and nationally recognized land-use attorney, author, and speaker. On November 1, 2019, he was honored by being chosen to be among those ranked on the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2020 list.


For ten consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have collaborated and released their choices of law firms to be included in their list of the “Best Law Firms.” Each year, they recognize firms that have achieved consistent and impressive ratings from clients and peers. In order for a firm to be considered, a lawyer with the firm must have been chosen by The Best Lawyers in America© to be among the top 5% of private lawyers practicing in the U.S. 


“It is gratifying to be recognized in these rankings and to be selected to the Best Lawyers list in three categories just ten months into my new solo practice,” Dwight Merriam said. “Land use law is rewarding and important because we are all stewards of the landscape to be inherited by generations not yet born.” 


“In making our decisions today, we must give voice to those who will come after us,” Mr. Dwight Merriam said. “The time horizon for planning and regulation can’t be next week or next month or next year or even ten years from now. We must look ahead 50 and 100 years and more.”


Dwight Merriam was named in the following three categories:


Metropolitan Tier 1


Litigation – Real Estate


Metropolitan Tier 2


Land Use & Zoning Law

Litigation – Land Use & Zoning


Metropolitan Tier 3


Real Estate Law


Dwight Merriam, practices law in Simsbury, Connecticut. He is the Connecticut Member of the Owners’ Counsel of America, which is comprised of eminent U.S. lawyers who are committed to protecting private property rights. Merriam’s articles have been frequently published in various newspapers, magazines, and legal journals.





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