Publication

Offit Kurman Receives Top Rankings on 2014 Best Law Firm by US News and World Report

Best Law Firms 2014BALTIMORE November 1, 2013 – Offit Kurman P.A. has received top rankings in the just released 2014 US News & World Report Best Lawyers Best Law Firms list for 2014. The firm was named a Tier 1 Firm in both Business Organizations and Family Law in Baltimore and DC respectively. In total, the firm ranked rankings in metro in nine areas: Business Organizations, Family Law, Real Estate, Litigation–Bankruptcy, Law Insurance Law, Real Estate, Insurance Law, Family and Litigation-Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation and Construction Law. The firm was nationally ranked in Insurance Law. The 2014 list is based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. Results were garnered from almost 12,000 lawyers giving over 330,000 votes. The Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” 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. Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity. Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan 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.. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. In addition, to provide personal insight, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented in the decision-making process. “Because we combine hard data with peer reviews and client assessments,” says Steven Naifeh, President and Co-Founder of Best Lawyers, “more and more clients inform us ours are the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.” The 2014 “Best Law Firms” list will be featured in two publications, distributed later this month. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the first edition of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue, which will be distributed to over 30,000 C-level executives. National and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel Publication, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 in-house counsel and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide. The 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the mid-Atlantic region. With offices serving Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Wilmington, we are well positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, the professionals who help them to maximize and protect their business value and individual wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ trust and confidence by remaining focused on their objectives to help them achieve their goals.

CONTACT

Jeanne Hyatt Business Development Manager Offit Kurman 300 E. Lombard Street Suite 2010 Baltimore, MD 21202 410.209.6487 jhyatt@offitkurman.com ###