As a New Jersey DWI lawyer who vigorously fights for my clients, I am honored to have been selected to Best Lawyers in America® for the fifth consecutive year. Today, I received the following email from Steve Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers:
"Congratulations on having been selected by your peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of DUI/DWI Defense. For nearly three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded - by both the profession and the public - as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.
"Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey (comprising more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations by your fellow top attorneys) and because no fee or purchase is required to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is rightly considered a singular honor. Our annual, advertisement-free publication has been described by The American Lawyer as "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
"The Best Lawyers in America also reaches the largest and most targeted audience of any peer-review listing in the legal profession. Best Lawyers lists appear regularly in Corporate Counsel magazine, which reaches more than 88,000 general counsel. Excerpts from our lists also appear in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, and more than 85 other regional and city magazines around the world, reaching more than 17 million influential readers.
"As you may know, Best Lawyers collaborated this year with U.S.News & World Report, the leading rankings publication in the U.S., to rank U.S. law firms. As a result, the Best Lawyers search engine now also appears on USNews.com, which has 7 million unique visitors each month.
"Again, congratulations on being selected by your peers to be included in Best Lawyers."
I appreciate the honor mostly because it is a peer reviewed selection. I am grateful and humbled that my colleagues, adversaries and other DWI lawyers have chosen me to be part of the select list.