Best Ratings from Our Peers

Our lawyers have received long-time recognition from our peers as leaders in the field of medical malpractice and personal injury law. The following are examples of some of the recognition we have received from our peers:

US News Best Law Firms Award for Shevlin Smith

U.S News & World Reports recognizes law firms for professional excellence based upon the ratings from clients and peers. Shevlin Smith has received the highest Tier 1 ranking in the Washington, D.C. area for excellence in medical malpractice law and personal injury law.

Best Lawyers Shevlin Smith

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Only the tope 4% of practicing attorneys in the U.S. are recognized. Tom Smith and Mike Shevlin have been recognized as Best Lawyers since 2006 and 2008 respectively.

Lexis Nexis AV rating Shevlin Smith

Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings assess a lawyers general ethical and legal abilities based upon peer review ratings. The highest ranking is an “AV Preeminent.” All of our attorneys have achieved that rating.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers Shevlin Smith

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation only honor comprised of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the U.S. Tom Smith and Mike Shevlin have received this honor since 2010.

Super Lawyers Shevlin Smith

Super Lawyers selects attorneys based upon peer nominations and evaluations combined with independent research, evaluating 12 areas of peer recognition and profession achievement. No more than 5% of the lawyers in a State are recognized for this award. Tom Smith and Mike shave been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2007 and 2008 respectively; and have been named D.C. Super Lawyers since 2008 and 2009 respectively.

Best Lawyer of the Yeah Tom Smith

Each year, one attorney is recognized by his/her peers as the Lawyer of the Year in a given legal specialty by State. Tom Smith has twice received this award in the area of medical malpractice law. 

 

In addition to peer-reviewed ratings, law firms are also recognized by their achievements on behalf of clients.

Million Dollar Advocates

The Million Dollar Advocates Fourm gives recognition to those trial lawyers throughout the United States who have achieved a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of One Million Dollars or more. Both Tom Smith and Mike Shevlin have received this recognition.

Multi Million Dollar Advocates

The Million Dollar Advocates Fourm gives recognition to those trial lawyers throughout the United States who have achieved a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of Two Million Dollars or more. Both Tom Smith and Mike Shevlin have received this recognition.

AVVO rates attorney on a scale of 1.0 – 10.0 based upon information provided by attorneys and state bar associations. Both Tom Smith and Mike Shevlin have received a perfect AVVO rating of 10.0