Brown & James Ranked in 2017 Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, Adds to List of Practice Area Rankings

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November 15, 2016

Brown & James, P.C. has been ranked in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, adding new recognition for the firm’s work in additional practice areas. Brown & James was ranked nationally for its appellate practice and also locally for its work in appellate practice, legal malpractice defense, insurance law, medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, product liability litigation defense, construction law, personal injury litigation defense, and professional malpractice defense. The St. Louis rankings for professional malpractice defense and product liability defense represent new honors for the firm in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list.

National Ranking
Tier 3 – Appellate Practice

St. Louis Rankings
Tier 1 – Appellate Practice
Tier 1 – Insurance Law
Tier 1 – Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants
Tier 1 – Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
Tier 2 – Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
Tier 2 – Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants
Tier 3 – Commercial Litigation
Tier 3 – Construction Law
Tier 3 – Product Liability Litigation-Defendants

Kansas City Rankings
Tier 2 – Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
Tier 2 – Product Liability Litigation-Defendants

Firms included in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2017 Edition of "Best Law Firms" includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas.

The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers ranking process is based on a rigorous evaluation that includes:
  • the collection of client and lawyer valuations
  • peer review from leading attorneys in their field
  • review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process
Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost effectiveness, integrity, and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

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