Best Law Firm Awards & Recognition

Best Law Firms list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2011 - Present

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC has been named to the Best Law Firms list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.  U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have joined to rank more than 10,000 law firms in 118 practice areas in 170 metropolitan areas and eight states. The top ranked U.S. Law firms by practice area includes a breakdown of firms ranked nationally in both state and metropolitan areas. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer-reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by U.S. law firms as part of the formal submission process.  McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, has been recognized in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation.

Top Ranked Law Firm by Martindale- Hubbell 2012 - Present

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, has been distinguished as one of the Top Ranked Law Firms by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®. The Firm appeared in Fortune’s “2012 Investor’s Guide” and was one of 965 firms out of 254,000 to receive this honor. This first-time list of Top Ranked Law Firms features U.S. law firms with 21 or more attorneys in which at least one in three of their lawyers earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest possible rating. An AV® Preeminent™ certification is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of ethical standards, professional conduct, and legal ability.

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan – “Ingram’s Best Companies to Work For”

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC is distinguished as a Winner (“Small Company” category) in Ingram’s 2013 “Best Companies to Work For” competition.