U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced today that Freeman Freeman & Smiley’s Trust and Estates Practice Area Group has received a Los Angeles Tier 1 Ranking and a National Tier 2 Ranking in its 2019 “Best Law Firms” edition. In addition, Trust and Estates Litigation received a Los Angeles Tier 1 ranking. This is the first year that the Real Estate Practice Area Group appeared on the list, in a Tier 3 Ranking for Real Estate Law in Los Angeles.
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. The 2019 rankings reflect 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 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.