WBK: ‘Law Firm of the Year’


The law firm that is home to esteemed Washington, D.C. communications law expert David Oxenford has received top honors in a major “Best Law Firms” listing for 2021.

Wilkinson Barker Knauer (WBK), which has offices in the District and in Denver, has been named the 2021 Law Firm of the Year by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for Communications Law.

More notably, for the first time it has been selected as Law Firm of the Year for Media Law.

This marks the third time in four years (2018, 2019 and 2021) and fifth overall that WBK has earned this distinction.

WBK is also one of 75 overall “Best Law Firm” recipients across all disciplines out of 15,587 eligible firms nationwide.

In addition to the national award, WBK has been named a Tier 1 firm in Washington, for both Communications Law and Media Law (both nationally and regionally) as well as a Tier 3 firm for Copyright Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2021.

Additionally, WBK’s Denver office has been named a Tier 1 firm in Colorado for Communications Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2021.

“The highest honor we ever receive is the confidence and trust of our clients,” said WBK Managing Partner Bryan N. Tramont. “That is the foundation upon which we build this firm and we are humbled by the recognition once again afforded to our team by U.S. News – Best Lawyers and its researchers. We are fortunate to compete in a robust market with many talented practitioners and firms, making this honor all the more special.”

Law firms receiving this designation are determined to have an impressive overall performance in U.S. News – Best Lawyers research in a given practice area and represent a significant showing in this 11th Edition of “Best Law Firms.”

To be eligible, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area. Currently, WBK has 29 Best Lawyers.