Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer has been selected among the 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The designation is the first award of its kind.
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 relevant practice areas, and a review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. An unprecedented amount of data was collected in the project’s second year and this combined data resulted in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings.
Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer received Tier 1 ranking in the areas of Elder Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law and Trusts & Estates Law; Tier 2 ranking in Admiralty & Maritime Law; and, Tier 3 ranking in Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law. According to Best Lawyers®, “achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.”
To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must also have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers® as part of the annual peer review assessment. Five BHBM attorneys received this honor earlier this year, including:
Jerome J. Reso, Jr. – Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates
Leon H. Rittenberg III – Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts & Estates
John A. Rouchell – Elder Law, Tax Law
William B. Schwartz – Personal Injury Litigation
Karl J. Zimmermann – Tax Law