U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms in America
Graham.Law has officially been selected as one of the Best Law Firms in America for 2020 by U.S. News & World Report. This may sound like a bit of a rerun, because starting in 2019, our managing partner, Carl O. Graham, became one of one of the very few Colorado Springs family law attorneys selected as one of the U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in America.
But this year, both Carl individually, and the firm as a whole, have been selected by U.S. News & World Report as Best Lawyers in America & Best Law Firms in America.
Time for a bit of boasting – these honors actually mean something – only six family law firms in El Paso County made the list.
How is This Different from Any Other Award?
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms in America is an unsolicited, unpaid, authentic, peer-reviewed rating not a sponsored rating that anyone willing to pay a few hundred dollars can attain. They are selective, with under 10% of law firms qualifying, and have exacting criteria – see their methodology for more details.
What does this mean? Simply put, this list is based upon the respect of the legal community. You cannot buy your way onto their list. And if you’ve earned a ranking, you are included on their list without any requirement to pay a dime!
All-too-often, attorney web sites will include sponsored listings or bogus “prestige awards” from organizations with prestigious-sounding names, but who in reality are nothing but pay-for-play sponsored listings. And they will include anyone who pays them hundreds of dollars per year, regardless of qualifications. One guy even wrote a blog about signing up his pet chicken, Zippy, for one of the awards.
At Graham.Law, we receive solicitations for sham awards all the time, and ignore them. So should you.