by Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC
Press Release • Posted November 13, 2020
PADUCAH, KY. — U.S. News & World Report has released their annual “Best Law Firms” ranking, and for the seventh consecutive year, Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub have made the list.
To qualify for the award, a firm must employ at least one lawyer featured in the publication’s “The Best Lawyers in America” ranking, which recognizes the top five percent of lawyers practicing in the United States.
This honor is awarded based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.
This year saw a record number of participants, logging 8.3 million evaluations from more than 110,000 lawyers and over 22,000 firms.
“For the 2021 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it did when we first started 11 years ago,” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “This year we reviewed 15,587 law firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and a total of 2,179 firms received a national law firm ranking. We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”
In this year’s annual rankings, Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub received a Tier 1 ranking in Medical Malpractice Law for Defendants.
Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a ﬁrm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
The 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.