INDIANAPOLIS – Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP (PSRB) has been named to the Best Lawyers 2022 “Best Law Firms” list. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers released the rankings November 4, 2021. PSRB received the highest ranking, Tier 1, in the Indianapolis Metropolitan area in the categories of Environmental Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – Environmental, and Litigation – Insurance. PSRB also received a Tier 1 ranking in the South Bend Metropolitan area in the category of Litigation – Environmental for the first time, and a Tier 2 ranking in the Indianapolis Metropolitan area in the categories of Real Estate Law, and for the first time, Commercial Litigation.
The firms included on the list are recognized for professional excellence, quality legal work, and persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and a review of additional information submitted by the law firms. A tiered ranking signals a combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal experience.
The 2022 rankings are based on a record high number of participating firms and client votes ever received. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 16,000 lawyers provided more than 1,125,000 law firm assessments, and almost 12,000 clients provided more than 107,000 evaluations.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 113,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received more than 15 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 10.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 66,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.