Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The nineteenth edition of The Best Lawyers In America (2013) includes 50,178 attorneys in 128 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The current, 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2013), is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be included, a listing in BEST LAWYERS is widely regarded within the legal profession as a singular honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than 25 years, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referral anywhere.
It is important to note that the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. They are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The sub-specialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.
Lawyers are nominated to BEST LAWYERS in three ways. First, all of the lawyers in the previous edition of Best Lawyers are not automatically nominated into the next edition. Second, during the voting process, voting lawyers are asked to nominate any outstanding lawyers who have not yet been nominated. These Best Lawyer nominations are generally for lawyers at other firms and register as votes as well as nominations. There are several categories including personal injury lawyers; those who represent the plaintiffs and those who represent defendants. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer and select one of these lawyers, you can be sure that the lawyer is in good standing and has the confidence of the legal community.
As soon as the selections are finalized, the selected Best Lawyers are checked against state bar association sanction lists to make sure that every lawyer is in good standing with the ethics committee of his or her state bar. Then letters of congratulation are sent to all the listed lawyers. At the same time, marketing directors receive summaries of the survey results for their firms, including lists of returning listees, new listees, and quantitative information comparing the firm’s survey results to those of other firms in the city, state, region, or nation.
For more information see www.bestlawyers.com. For a lawyer who has been listed as a Best Lawyer in area personal injury Indiana, call Bill Hurst today. Bill Hurst has been selected as a “Best Lawyer” in Indiana for over 20 years.