The law firm of Prince, Yeates and Gelzahler has been rated as one of the “Best Law Firms” for 2013 by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. Ratings are determined through a combination of client evaluations, reviews from leading attorneys in the field, and survey responses from the law firm.
Participating clients and attorneys were asked to provide feedback on expertise, responsiveness, cost‐effectiveness, and civility of the firm they were evaluating. They were also asked whether they would refer another client to the firm. Prince Yeates received high marks and impressive client feedback, and was held in high regard by lawyers in other firms of the same practice area, thus qualifying the law firm for a Tier 1 rating.
The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region. Firms were ranked nationally in one or more of 80 legal practice areas and by metro or state in 118 practice areas.
The mission of “Best Law Firms” is to help guide referring lawyers and clients from the country’s largest companies requiring corporate legal advice to individuals seeking counsel regarding personal legal issues.
“The ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings are now in their third year, and the reaction to the rankings from the legal profession and from legal clients continues to be very gratifying,” says Steven Naifeh, president of Best Lawyers. “Because we combine hard data with peer reviews and client assessments, more and more clients inform us that ours are the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”