The 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers has ranked Steeg Law Firm as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Law Firm in New Orleans Real Estate Law, Metropolitan Tier 1 Law Firm in New Orleans Litigation – Real Estate, and Metropolitan Tier 1 Law Firm in New Orleans Commercial Litigation Law. Steeg Law also received a Metropolitan Tier 2 Law Firm in New Orleans ranking for Litigation – Bankruptcy. Steeg Law has been honored every year since 2010, the first year that Best Lawyers began including law firms in their rankings.
Per Best Lawyers, firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. Steeg Law has five attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers, three of which — Charles L. Stern, Jr., Randy Opotowsky, and Lillian E. Eyrich — have also be recognized as Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year.”
Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. In addition, to provide personal insight, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented in the decision-making process.
Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.