On November 1, 2013 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the fourth consecutive year, announced its “Best Law Firms” rankings. In the Admiralty and Maritime category, FHM is ranked in the top tier nationally, as one of 26 firms in that tier, and is also ranked in the top tier in NYC, as one of 18 firms in that tier. For 2014, FHM was the Top-Listed admiralty and maritime firm, both nationally and in New York, with 15 attorneys listed as “Best Lawyers.” The Firm was also ranked in the top tier of admiralty and maritime firms in 2011, 2012 and 2013, both nationwide and in New York.
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. The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. 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 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.