Best Lawyers is considered the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal field. The publication now designates “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only one lawyer per specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
How does Best Lawyers decide which attorney gets the honor?The publication conducts extensive peer-review surveys in which thousands of top lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. Best Lawyers then puts together a list of outstanding lawyers based on the survey results. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on over 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
Ben was chosen as “Lawyer of the Year” after receiving particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers’ surveys. That means he has earned a high level of respect among his peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.