The Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC is pleased to announce that William W. Hurst has again been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America as a Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers uses a transparent peer review methodology to determine leading lawyers in their profession. The process is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical region and legal practice area.
Bill is one of the most respected personal injury attorneys in the state of Indiana and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for 30+ years, Super Lawyers for 15+ years, and has received various other awards from his peers.
About Best Lawyers In America & The Selection Process
“Best Lawyers” is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. During the voting process other attorneys are asked, “If you were unable to take a case yourself, how likely would you be to refer it to this nominee?” Because only lawyers previously selected to “Best Lawyers” may vote, legal professionals regard being selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” as a significant honor.
“Best Lawyers” compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The Nomination and voting process for “Best Lawyers in America” is a five (5) step process including; nominations, peer review, analysis of feedback, eligibility check, and results released. This five step process is necessary to ensure the quality of the attorneys listed in the publication.
The nomination process beings with all the lawyers who were listed in the previous year’s publication being automatically nominated. Then clients, lawyers, and marketing teams nominate additional lawyers. The ballots are created based on these nomination to specifically include only the lawyers nominated in the voting lawyer’s geographical area to ensure the peer reviews are accurate and distributed to lawyers currently listed so they may vote.
During the voting process the lawyers are asked, “If you were unable to take a case yourself, how likely would you be to refer it to this nominee?” Nominees are given a 1-5 rating and the voters may leave additional comments. Once the votes are in the “Best Lawyers” staff tallies the votes and checks the selected lawyers against their State Bar Associations to ensure the lawyers are in good standing. Finally, listed lawyers are notified of their inclusion and the list is released to the public.