On November 3, 2014 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the fifth consecutive year, announced their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2015.
In the Admiralty and Maritime category, FHM is again ranked in the top tier nationally, as one of 24 firms in that tier, and is also ranked in the top tier in NYC, as one of 17 firms in that tier. For 2015, FHM was the again 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 from 2011 to 2014, both nationwide and in New York.
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. The 2015 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 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in the Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report rankings is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”