U.S. News & World Report is a media outlet that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis. Every year it releases rankings of the best in many different categories. This year it rated Warner Bates the best metro Tier 1 law firm.
How It Works
The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a stringent evaluation process. This assessment includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the firm’s field, and review of any additional information the business submits. To even be considered, at least one of the lawyers in the company has to be listed as a Best Lawyer in that particular area and metro.
Clients give feedback on expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business’s needs, cost-effectiveness, and politeness. They also indicated whether or not they would recommend the firm to another person.
Peers also rated the firms on similar criteria in addition to indicating whether or not they would refer a matter to the firm and whether or not they would consider it a worthy competitor. The law firms for consideration also have a preeminent national presence in their practice areas.
In order for law firms to be considered, they also need to provide U.S. News & World Report with general demographic and background information on the company and its attorneys, giving an indication of the strength of its practice areas.
Many businesses had such close scores they were given ranks rather than a sequential order. Tier 1 standing was within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firms. This year Warner Bates earned a Tier 1 ranking based on these criteria.
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