U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 10th consecutive year, collaboratively announce the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
“Choosing the right law firm can be a vital decision,” said Tim Smart, executive editor at U.S. News & World Report. “The rankings draw on U.S. News’ 35 years of experience evaluating complex institutions to help individuals and companies alike make the best decisions.”
The 2020 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and client votes received on record. Almost 16,000 lawyers provided more than 1,229,000 law firm assessments, and more than 12,000 clients participated providing 107,000 evaluations. “For the 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it did when we first started ten years ago.” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “This year we reviewed 14,931 law firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and a total of 2,106 firms received a national law firm ranking. We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”
The Best Lawyers in America (2020 Edition)
Smith Freed Eberhard has been recognized as a Tier I Insurance Law Firm in the following categories:
Tier 1 in Insurance Law
Tier 1 in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
The following Smith Freed Eberhard attorneys have been recognized as 2020 Best Lawyers in their respective categories:
Jeffrey D. Eberhard – Managing Partner
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Paul E. Sheely – Construction Defect Practice Group Leader
Smith Freed Eberhard has also been recognized as a Tier II Insurance Law Firm in the following categories:
Tier II – Construction Law
Tier II – Litigation – Construction
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