U.S. News & Best Lawyers has announced that HeplerBroom has been named as a tier one law firm in the St. Louis metropolitan area in the following practice areas: commercial litigation, criminal defense: white-collar, litigation: antitrust, mass tort litigation/class Aactions – defendants, personal injury litigation – defendants, and professional malpractice law– defendants.
The tier one ranking also includes the Chicago metropolitan for professional malpractice law – defendants. The firm also ranked highly as a tier two firm in the St. Louis metropolitan area in antitrust law, franchise law, litigation – intellectual property, and litigation – securities. The firm also received national ranking in tier two for its work in mass tort litigation/class actions – defendants.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process, according to the organizations. All data were combined into an overall score for each firm. This data was then compared to other firms within the same metropolitan area and at the national level. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in overall score, the organizations use a tiering system rather than ranking law firms sequentially.