The firm has been named a Tier 1 firm in Springfield by Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2014. The firm has been recognized for the practice areas of corporate law, real estate law and trusts and estates law.
“Best Lawyers®recognition is a significant honor,” said Attorney Stephen A. Shatz. “We are proud of the work conducted by all our attorneys who are included in the list, and value the credibility the program lends to our firm.”
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers®“Best Law Firms” rankings are derived from a rigorous evaluation process consisting of collected client and lawyer evaluations, a peer review from leading attorneys in the firm’s field, and a review of additional information provided by law firms. Additionally, the rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.
Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas.
The 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.