U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced today that Freeman Freeman & Smiley’s Trust and Estates Group has received a Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking and a National Tier 2 ranking in its 2020 “Best Law Firms” edition. In addition, the Real Estate Group received a Metropolitan Tier 1 and a National Tier 3 ranking. The Trust and Estates Litigation Group also received a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking. Rounding out the list, the Bankruptcy Group received a Metropolitan Tier 3 ranking.
Firms included in the list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. 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 US.
About “Best Law Firms”
The U.S News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.