US News Best Law Firms
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. See the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms 2020 publication online here.
Only the top 5% of each state’s lawyers are selected as Super Lawyers. These chosen lawyers appear on a listing for Ask Super Lawyers to answer questions about the legal issues that matter to the people in their state.
“Avvo” is short for “avvocato,” the Italian word for lawyer. Avvo calculates ratings using criteria from a lawyer’s experience, reviews, publications, discipline and so on to find their rating number.
AJI Top 10 Attorneys
The American Jurist Institute (AJI), is a third-party consumer driven organization that identifies and promotes the nation’s best attorneys— all to help the consumer make the wisest decisions when choosing the most appropriate lawyer for your legal issue.