McGown & Markling is very proud to remain among the select few law firms to receive a Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in “Education Law” for every year since the ranking began – including 2016.
Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal knowledge.
“For more than 30 years, U.S. News has ranked a wide range of institutions,” says Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and complement our law school rankings.”
The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 21,000 attorneys provided almost 700,000 law firm assessments, and over 8,000 clients provided more than 47,000 evaluations.
“We have been ranking law firms for six years now,” says Steven Naifeh, CEO and co-founder of Best Lawyers. “We are proud that we have undertaken this challenging and important task so diligently and with such care that the legal profession has come to view our tens of thousands of rankings each year with widespread respect.”
“The law firm of McGown & Markling is honored to be recognized by our clients and peers for our education law practice,” says Matthew John Markling, managing director and co-founder of McGown & Markling. “We look forward to continuing to represent Ohio educational leaders and work collaboratively with our peers throughout 2016 and beyond.”