Strobl & Sharp has been recognized in the 2011 – 2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. These rankings are defined by practice area, both nationally and by metropolitan areas.
The formal release of this year’s rankings is Tuesday, November 1, 2011. We are providing firms the opportunity to preview their complete list of “Best Law Firms” rankings prior to the formal release (see attachment). You are permitted to announce your firm’s recognition publicly on November 1st, but the rankings are under embargo until that time.
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Your firm is part of an extraordinary group of law firms represented in this year’s “Best Law Firms” rankings. A comprehensive choice of practice areas, coupled with our research of firms nationally and within local legal markets, makes the 2011-2012 U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings a valuable tool for a broad range of legal consumers.
U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® Release
2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” Rankings
Rankings of nearly 10,000 U.S. law firms by practice area
Washington D.C. –November 1, 2011– U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings, and the Bloomfield Hills-based law firm Strobl & Sharp, P.C. has been recognized among the top firms in the United States.
The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S.News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication, which is being distributed to 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to 58,000 private practice lawyers worldwide; the rankings in their entirety are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
These rankings, which are presented in tiers, showcase 9,633 different law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 75 major legal practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 119 major legal practice areas.
“This is a tremendous honor for our firm and a recognition of the knowledge and experience our professionals have,” said Firm Managing Partner Tom Strobl, one of its founders. “The methodology with which this study was handled ensures that this truly features the best and brightest.”
Full data for the law firms that received rankings is available online, from the largest firms in the country to hundreds of one-person and two-person law firms, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.
The mission of “Best Law Firms” from the start has been to help guide referring lawyers and clients – from the country’s largest companies needing corporate legal advice to individuals needing to get a divorce or write a will – issues that have a bet-the-company implication (in the case of a corporation) or a potentially life-changing result (in the case of an individual).
“U.S News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law schools rankings.”
“Best Lawyers was very pleased with the reaction from the legal profession and from legal clients to the first edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings,” says Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers. “By combining hard data with peer reviews, and client assessments, we continue to believe that we are providing clients with the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”
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