We are extremely proud and honored to share that four of our attorneys were honored by Best Lawyers for 2020, and our founding partner – Marti Bluestein – has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Columbia in Workers’ Compensation by the annual publication.
Marti Bluestein – Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
Blake Hewitt – Appellate Practice; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Clarke Newton – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Allison Sullivan – Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
Best Lawyers History
In a recent press release Best Lawyers stated, “Best Lawyers®, the only purely peer-review™ guide to the legal profession, announced the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America on August 15, 2019.
Lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America© publication were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 146 practice areas. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of more than 62,000 lawyers, or approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States.
In addition, we are pleased to recognize the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. “Lawyer of the Year” honorees receive this award based on their extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions. “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions were awarded in 137 practice areas across 182 metropolitan regions.
“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of recognizing extraordinary lawyers in private practice through an exhaustive peer-review process. Almost 40 years later, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased guide to legal talent worldwide,” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. The process begins when lawyers are nominated for consideration. They are divided by geographic region and practice area, and are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo an additional verification process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For almost 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.”