Bradenton-Sarasota-St. Petersburg, FL, November 12, 2014 – Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as a 2015 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®. Firms included in the 2015 “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 expertise.
“For thirty years, U.S. News has provided consumers with accurate, in-depth information and rankings of 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 a natural accompaniment to the law school rankings.”
The 2015 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. Blalock Walters has two lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America – Clifford L. Walters, III in Real Estate and Robert G. Blalock in Trusts and Estates. Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations.
“For five years, we have combined massive amounts of hard data with peer reviews and client assessments to develop our law firm rankings,” says Steven Naifeh, CEO and Co-Founder of Best Lawyers. “Increasingly, clients tell us that ours are the most thorough, accurate and helpful rankings of law firms available anywhere.”
Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas. One “Law Firm of the Year” is named in 73 of the nationally ranked practice areas.
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.