The Fairfax, Virginia law firm of Sickels, Frei & Mims has earned a Top Tier, Best Law Firm Ranking by US News and World Report in its first-ever publication of law firm rankings. The firm was ranked Top Tier for Personal Injury and Top Tier for Medical Malpractice among all of the law firms in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Sickels, Frei & Mims is one of only 13 firms in the area to earn the Top Tier ranking in Personal Injury; and, one of only 12 area firms to earn the Top Tier ranking in Medical Malpractice.
The rankings were drawn from national surveys of clients and lawyers who were asked to rate the law firms they consider the best in their practice areas. The reputational survey responses were combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers in these firms in the most recent Best Lawyers survey of leading lawyers. Hard numbers were also used to develop the practice ratings — data about numbers of lawyers and their previous experience, numbers of clients within different billing ranges, numbers of transactions and litigation matters at different dollar levels; pro-bono commitment, diversity, and other objective data.
Sickels, Frei & Mims is one of the leading plaintiff’s firms in Virginia. The partners, who have more than 150 years of combined experience, have successfully tried or resolved hundreds and hundreds of cases dealing with defective products, medical errors, and wrongful death. Their track record of success and professional standards has earned them the highest rating by their peers in Martindale-Hubbell and The Best Lawyers in America.
According to US News, achieving a high ranking is a “special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.” The US News rankings provide a “comprehensive view of the US legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.”
“U.S. News is the world’s leading publisher of institutional rankings based on both objective data and peer evaluations,” says Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers. “We are combining this expertise with Best Lawyers’ experience of providing rankings of individual lawyers based on peer reviews for almost three decades. By combining hard data with peer reviews, and client assessments, we believe that we are providing users with the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”