Recognition by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is based entirely on peer review and employs the same methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal rankings worldwide. Read about the Best Lawyers methodology in more detail.
Like our traditional Best Lawyers awards, the first step in our methodological process is for a lawyer to be nominated.
Nomination Lawyers can be nominated by anyone but themselves.
Peer Review Lawyers recognized in our traditional The Best Lawyers in America publication were invited to provide feedback on candidates. Additionally, all nominees for "Ones to Watch" were invited to vote for the inaugural edition.
Analysis of Feedback Results are calculated and feedback is reviewed.
Eligibility Check Nominees are confirmed to be in good standing with their local bar associations.
Results Released Firms are informed of results and the list is published.