U.S. News-Best Lawyers Ranks James, McElroy & Diehl as a 2020 “Best Law Firm”
November 12, 2019 (Charlotte, N.C.)—James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. (JMD) is pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have ranked the firm a 2020 “Best Law Firm” in 16 practice areas.
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.
JMD was ranked in the following practices as Metropolitan Tier 1 for Charlotte:
- Bet-the-Company Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- Family Law
- Litigation – Securities
- Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
The firm was also tier-ranked in Charlotte for:
- Appellate Practice
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
- Corporate Law
- Litigation – Bankruptcy
- Litigation – Construction
- Litigation – Labor & Employment
- Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
- Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
- Real Estate Law
According to Best Lawyers, firms that receive a tier designation reflect the “highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas. 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 first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. The 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and client votes received on record. Almost 16,000 lawyers provided more than 1,229,000 law firm assessments, and more than 12,000 clients participated providing 107,000 evaluations. To learn more about the ranking methodology and to see the 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings in their entirety, please visit bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
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