Since Best Lawyers was founded in 1981, prominent lawyers – from presidents of the American Bar Association to general counsel of the largest corporations – have commented on the
usefulness, thoroughness, and integrity of the peer-reviewed lists published by Best Lawyers.
Testimonials about Best Lawyers from Clients
This is a small sample of comments about Best Lawyers and its peer-reviewed listings from general counsel
and corporate officers of some of the most significant corporations in the world:
"Looking for specific knowledge, e.g. for a second opinion Best Lawyers is a helpful source of information."
Vice President & Corporate Secretary
"I always review Best Lawyers and rely on its recommendations."
Associate General Counsel
"We indeed refer to Best Lawyers very often in these days. In the era of global economy, where emerging markets have more and more
importance, it is critical to have a sense of who appears to be good in a given field of a given jurisdiction. For this purpose, we find
the information given by Best Lawyers more and more important."
General Manager of the Legal Department
"I have used Best Lawyers to locate lawyers in an area of law that I do not have retained counsel. I find it to be a great resource."
Senior Vice President of Taxes Division
"Best Lawyers provides me with client perceptions and that makes it a great resource."
"Best Lawyers is the gold standard in selecting a lawyer."
Kevin R. Hackett,
General Manager of President And
Chief Executive Officer
"Best Lawyers is a reliable service."
Matthew J. Kendrick,
"I don't have time to waste on mediocre lawyers. Best Lawyers gives me some idea of who is out there who won't."
Associate General Counsel
"Each year I make note of the Best Lawyers results and make it a point to network into some of the attorneys that I don't already
work with in case my go-to firms are conflicted out on a particular case. It is nice to have some pre-screening done before I make the
Robert A. Sajdak,
Senior Vice President And
Group Business Manager
"Best Lawyers is a wealth of information especially if you are not familiar with the local professions."
"I use Best Lawyers because it has credibility. I have considered what you report about firms I know and it is true to my experience.
Consequently, I have confidence in what you report when I need a firm or attorney in a venue where I don't have any existing relationship."
Executive VP & General Counsel
"For a mutual fund Trustee who is not a US citizen Best Lawyers is the 'Zagat' go-to guide. Boards constantly review the quality of advisers
and understanding the shifting from of all the legal runners and riders is essential. Best Lawyers is a one-stop shop."
P. Gerald Malone,
Chairman and Member of Nominating &
Corporate Governance Committee
"Best Lawyers is a valuable resource for insurance claims people."
Director of Complex Property Claims
"Best Lawyers is a very helpful resource to narrow the scope of potential legal services in specific practice areas or locales
where legal counsel is needed and contacts are limited."
"Best Lawyers is a great resource."
Chairman of the Board
"I frequently check the Best Lawyers list to select an attorney in areas that I am not too familiar with. It is an excellent tool."
Former Executive Vice President of
Consumer & Office Business
"This information is helpful in order to locate highly-regarded attorneys in areas of practice or geography where you would otherwise be unfamiliar."
Chief Counsel - Labor And Employment
"Best Lawyers is another very useful resource in the lawyer and firm selection process."
Robert J. Siverd,
Executive Vice President And General
Counsel And Secretary
"Rankings do give an indication, and recommendations do help, when they are from people who know well about the profession."
Naoko Matsuzaki, LL.M.,
"I have used this volume on quite a number of occasions and find the information to be quite complete and informative."
Former Senior Vice President,
General Counsel & Secretary
"I have always read the Best Lawyers list with interest each year. It isn't so much that I find new contacts in the list as that it confirms
that I have made an effective choice."
Chairman - Board of Directors
"We have found Best Lawyers to be a consistent and reliable resource."
Vice President & CFO
"Best Lawyers is an effective tool in identifying critical expertise when that expertise is required and/or needed quickly."
Chief Financial Officer
"I have found the recommendations by Best Lawyers to be very helpful and accurate over the past 25 years."
Managing Director, Leerink Swann