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Freeman Freeman & Smiley's Fourth Consecutive Year Amongst 2016 “Best Law Firms”

November 2, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced today that Freeman Freeman & Smiley has received a Tier 1 Ranking in its 2016 “Best Law Firms” edition in the categories of Litigation - Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Law in Orange County.  Firms included in the 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 expertise.  

“We are proud to have received this recognition for four consecutive years,” said Steven Ziven, firm managing partner. 

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 US. Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations.  

About “Best Law Firms”
The U.S. News – 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 their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

About U.S. News & World Report
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