Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC is pleased to announce that our firm has been named to the 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings! This distinction, considered one of the most objective and prestigious achievements in the legal industry, establishes our law firm among the most qualified and accomplished in the nation.
As one of the nation’s most trusted attorney ranking services, U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” publishes an annual list of the country’s top legal practices by region. Unlike other attorney rating services, including those where lawyers can purchase their way onto a final list, U.S. News rankings are carefully curated using an objective and multi-phase selection process based on peer review, client feedback, and independent research.
As part of the “Best Law Firms” selection methodology, potential law firms are evaluated rigorously on a number of factors, including:
- Peer Review – “Best Law Firms” aims to capture the opinions of leading lawyers in the industry, and vets firms based on attorneys who vote on the responsiveness, expertise, and integrity of potential candidates. Lawyers are also asked whether they would refer a potential case to law firms, and whether they would consider them worthy competitors. In the most recent annual survey, “Best Law Firms” accumulated ranking profiles from nearly 55,00 individual leading lawyers.
- Client Feedback – In addition to peer review, the “Best Law Firms” methodology also captures clients’ feedback on firms, including their expertise, cost-efficiency, level of service, and other factors. As with leading lawyers, clients are also asked whether they would refer a firm to other clients.
- Independent Research – With information regarding demographics and background, the “Best Law Firms” research team further evaluates law firms on data that speaks to their strengths. Results obtained through independent research are then factored into peer review and client feedback evaluations, and are combined to make final selections. Only the highest scoring firms are chosen for inclusion to the “Best Law Firms” list.
Because recognition by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” speaks to our attorneys’ having exemplified the highest level of professional ability, peer reputation, and client satisfaction, local residents throughout Baltimore and the state of Maryland can feel confident about choosing to work with our award-winning legal team after they or their loved ones have suffered serious injuries, including those resulting from medical malpractice and birth injuries. Our firm is proud to have been selected in this year’s publication, and look forward to leveraging our experience, insight, and commitment for the benefit of our clients.
If you would like more information about our firm and the services we provide, or if you wish to discuss a potential case with a member of our team, contact us for a FREE consultation.