On November 2, 2023, Best Lawyers announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings. And McGown & Markling is very proud to remain among the select few law firms to receive yet again receive a Tier 1 Ranking by Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” It is indeed an honor to be recognized in areas ranging from municipal, labor, and employment litigation, as well as employment and labor law.
Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected Purely Peer Review® research and accolades company in the legal profession, today announced the release of the 14th edition of the United States Best Law Firms® rankings. This year’s rankings mark the first year that Best Lawyers has released the bellwether listings independently on a dedicated website: www.bestlawfirms.com. They also highlight a new strategic direction for Best Law Firms as the company expands across additional categories and geographic regions.
The 2024 rankings are based on Best Law Firms’ proven methodology that relies on qualitative and quantitative data on legal skillset, achievements and client successes collected through a submission process managed by Best Lawyers. This year’s edition awarded national Best Law Firms recognitions to 2,202 firms and 16,324 firms received Best Law Firms regional recognitions. In addition, 64 firms leading the charge earned the distinguished “Law Firm of the Year” designation across the 75 nationally ranked practice areas.
“These rankings – our first independently published rankings and 14th edition – serve as a true North Star for the industry,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “We know that the legal profession–like so many industries today–is undergoing a transformation led by proliferating technology, global demands and evolving social norms. Through these rankings, we can not only identify the gamechangers for law firms today, but also focus on key issues such as integrating AI and addressing DE&I that are positioning them and the profession for future success.”
The 2024 rankings, which are distributed to more than 30,000 C-Suite and in-house counsel through our standalone publication, were evaluated from the largest participation pool to date, which incorporate more than 97,000 client submissions, more than 2.8 million Best Law Firms votes on ballots and more than 13.7 million evaluations of more than 23,000 firms. The rankings highlight a unique combination of high-quality law practices and the full breadth of legal expertise that has always been differentiated by the credibility and transparent rankings process developed by Best Lawyers.
“The law firm of McGown & Markling is honored to be recognized by our clients and peers for our diverse law practice,” said 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 2023 and beyond.”
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The Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.
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Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For almost 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers rankings are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.