Attorney Michael J. Shevlin has prided himself on fighting for his clients, and has earned numerous victories in the form of settlements and verdicts that have recovered millions on their behalf. This has led to a number of awards and accolades that he has accumulated throughout his career. It is with great pleasure we announce yet another accomplishment, as Michael Shevlin has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America® for 2018!
This honor is particularly special in that it is entirely based on peer review, which means his selection demonstrates his outstanding reputation with fellow personal injury attorneys. Specifically, he has been recognized for his work in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. This honor shows just how trusted and respected Michael Shevlin’s work has been, particularly amongst other attorneys in the area with whom he regularly works.
This is not the first time that Attorney Michael J. Shevlin has received this honor; in fact, he has been named in this list each year since 2008.
Best Lawyers in America® Selection Process
Best Lawyers utilizes a peer-review methodology that allows them to evaluate thousands of attorneys all across the country. The process begins with nominations, which are open to anyone. Attorneys who are nominated are then placed on a ballot, which is distributed to attorneys based on their practice areas and geographic region. Attorneys only review and vote on those nominees who are in their region and practice area to ensure reliable results.
The ballot consists of one simple question: “If you are unable to take a case yourself, how likely would you be to refer this case to this nominee?” The nominees are scored on a one-to-five rating.
Once voting is completed, the Best Lawyers staff review the voting and any comments left by voting attorneys before verifying each qualifying attorney’s eligibility. All attorneys must be free from any disciplinary sanctions or negative actions with their state bar association and must be in good standing with the bar ethics committee.
About Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers is an organization committed to helping connect clients in need of representation with attorneys who have shown commitment and dedication to improving and advancing the field of law and legal practice. Through their unique and proprietary review process, they receive feedback on thousands of attorneys across the nation in a manner that is unique and truly analyzes each nominee’s reputation amongst their peers.
Each year’s list is published in a book entitled The Best Lawyers in America, which highlights the top five percent of all practicing lawyers in the United States. The listing is organized by state, city, and practice area in order to help clients and those in need of representation find exactly what they’re looking for. The 2019 edition is the 25th year the list has been published, and includes more than 60,000 of the top attorneys in 145 practice areas, determined by more than 7.8 million peer evaluations.
If you’ve suffered an injury through medical malpractice, defective products, a car accident, or any other cause, contact the Fairfax personal injury attorneys at Shevlin Smith today at (703) 721-4233 to request a case evaluation!