Cline Farrell Christie & Lee is proud to be recognized by U.S. News as one of the top law firms in the nation and world. Our firm has been ranked in the highest possible tier by the prestigious publication of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2010 for three separate areas of specialized law, including:
- Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs;
- Medical Malpractice Litigation – Plaintiffs; and
- Alternative Dispute Resolution.
The publication is set to be released in October of 2010 in the U.S. News & World Report flagship magazine. In order to complete the rankings, U.S. News surveyed thousands of law firm clients, leading lawyers and law firm managers, partners and associates, and marketing officials and recruiting officers. All were asked what they considered to be vital factors for clients hiring law firms, for lawyers choosing a firm to refer a legal matter to, and for lawyers seeking employment. Based on that feedback, six different types of surveys were sent out and completed by various types of legal employees across the country. Client and lawyer responses were based on a scale of 1 (weakest) to 5 (strongest) in regards to the firm’s expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, integrity, and whether they would refer another client to the firm.
Marketing-officer and recruiting-officer surveys provided relevant demographic data. In addition, information was collected about client profiles, diversity, and pro-bono commitment, to name a few. Because clients hire firms on the basis of outstanding individual lawyers as well as on a firm’s overall strength, the number of lawyers listed in Best Lawyers in a practice area was factored into that practice area’s score, adjusted for firm size and other variables. Our firm has had three of our partners, Lance Cline, Kevin Farrell, and Lee Christie, recently and consistently added to this selective and prestigious Best Lawyers list released by U.S. News. In the end, all of the quantitative and qualitative data were combined into an overall U.S. – Best Lawyers score for each firm. Only firms with the highest overall scores were ranked in the first-tier.
Our firm is honored to be rated so highly by U.S. News. We will continue to use the unmatched experience possessed by our attorneys to serve each individual client and get them the best possible results. We would like to thank our clients we have had throughout the years for requesting our services and helping us obtain this extraordinary honor!