Bradenton-Sarasota, November 3, 2015 – Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, the firm has been ranked as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®. In 2016, the firm earned the recognition in the following areas: Real Estate Law and Trusts & Estates Law. Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
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. Blalock Walters has three lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America – Clifford L. Walters, III, Charles F. Johnson and Robert G. Blalock. Over 21,000 attorneys provided almost 700,000 law firm assessments, and almost 8,000 clients provided more than 47,000 evaluations.
The 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes clients’ and peers’ evaluation of firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.
Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas. The 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice, regional law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. With over 20 attorneys, we serve a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its more than 90-year history the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout Southwest Florida and beyond. Blalock Walters’ offices are located in Bradenton, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information, please visit www.blalockwalters.com.
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