Best Lawyers®, the only purely peer-review™ guide to the legal profession, announced the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America on August 20, 2020. Congratulations to the following partners at Culhane Meadows who have been named to list:
- Kelly R. Culhane, Insurance Law
- Stephen J. Gilhooly, Corporate Law
- Kevin Grierson, Technology Law
- Heather Clauson Haughian, Privacy and Data Security Law
- James E. Meadows, Technology Law & Information Technology Law; also named “Technology Lawyer of the Year”
- Kevin D. Sheldon, Technology Law
- Kimberly A. Verska, Privacy and Data Security Law
- Lynnette R. Warman, Bankruptcy Law
Lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America© publication were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 146 practice areas. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of more than 62,000 lawyers, or approximately just 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States.
“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of recognizing extraordinary lawyers in private practice through an exhaustive peer-review process. Almost 40 years later, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased guide to legal talent worldwide,” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers.
Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. The process begins when attorneys are nominated for consideration. They are divided by geographic region and practice area and are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional reputation. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo an authentication process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing. Only then can these top attorneys be recognized by Best Lawyers.
Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”