VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C. is proud to announce that it received a Tier 1 "Best Law Firm" ranking for medical malpractice and railroad worker injury law in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach region by U.S. News & World Report (2014 edition). This marks the fourth year in a row that the firm was rated as a "Best Law Firm" in U.S. News.
Analysts at U.S. News formulate the "Best Law Firms" rankings based on a thorough evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys, and a review of information submitted by law firms. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. These assessments and evaluations weigh heavily in whether a firm is ranked "Tier 1" or lower. It is important to note that no law firm can pay to be listed as a "Tier 1 Best Law Firm."
In addition to the evaluation process, a firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. Fortunately, our Virginia personal injury law firm features three attorneys listed in the "Best Lawyers in America" publication – James Lewis, Richard Shapiro, and Randall Appleton.
The "Best Law Firm" ranking is a prestigious honor and one that compliments the firm's myriad of professional accolades. For example, attorneys with the firm are also recognized as Virginia "Super Lawyers" in Law & Politics Magazine (since '06). In addition, multiple attorneys with the firm possess the "AV" Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, one of the best known attorney-rating services in the country.
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