On November 2, 2015 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announced their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2016.
In the Admiralty and Maritime category, FHM is again ranked in the top tier both nationally, as one of 25 firms in the top tier, and in New York City, as one of 17 firms. For 2016, Freehill again, for the third year in a row, has 15 attorneys listed as “Best Lawyers.”
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. For the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America © 6.7 million votes were analyzed. To be eligible for a ranking, a 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 21,000 attorneys provided almost 700,000 law firm assessments, and almost 8,000 clients provided more than 47,000 evaluations. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in the Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”