The 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America names 179 Seyfarth attorneys as leaders in their fields. Best Lawyers bases its listings solely on a peer review process, in which researchers ask leading attorneys from specific practice areas and geographic regions about the professional abilities of their colleagues. Seyfarth attorneys from 12 U.S. offices and 42 practice areas represent the firm in The Best Lawyers in America 2021.
Notably, Seyfarth partners Robert Buch (Los Angeles), Lisa Damon (Boston), D. Ward Kallstrom (San Francisco), Richard Mendelson (Los Angeles), Camille Olson (Chicago), and John Skelton (Boston) were also awarded "Lawyer of the Year” status, the top honor available from Best Lawyers.
Additionally, 28 Seyfarth attorneys were named in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. These recognitions are given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Published annually since 1983, Best Lawyers is a guide to legal excellence based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. For the 2021 edition, leading attorneys cast 9.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” The full report is available here.