FHM AGAIN RANKED IN TOP TIER OF U.S. MARITIME LAW FIRMS BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT –November 2012

On November 1, 2012 U.S. News & World Report, well-known for its annual rankings of colleges and universities, published its third annual “Best Law Firm” rankings of U.S. law firms for 2012-13, in conjunction with the publication Best Lawyers. In the Admiralty and Maritime category, FHM is ranked in the top tier nationally, as one of 30 firms in that tier, and is also ranked in the top tier in NYC, as one of 17 firms in that tier. The Firm was also ranked in the top tier of admiralty and maritime firms in 2011 and 2012, both nationwide and in New York

The publications determined the rankings 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. The national ballot was sent to a distinct, geographically diverse group of attorneys listed in Best Lawyers who have received consistently high peer review over the course of several years. In addition to information from these surveys, the rankings incorporate 4.3 million evaluations of 68,761 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers® in its most recent annual survey.