Attorney David P. Matthews has been selected for inclusion in U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s best lawyers for 2021. He is now listed in the 2021 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers publication. His law firm, Matthews & Associates, has also been chosen as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for 2021.
Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a ﬁrm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes just 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. It takes a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise to achieve a tiered ranking.
U.S. News’ Executive Editor Tim Smart, said, “U.S. News has more than three decades of experience evaluating key institutions in society and their service to consumers. Law ﬁrms perform a vital role, and ranking them is a key extension of our overall mission to help individuals and companies alike make important decisions.”
The 2021 rankings are based on the organization’s unmatched number of lawyers’ and law firms’ participation. U.S. News incorporates 8.3 million evaluations of more than 110,000 leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms.
“For the 2021 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it did when we first started 11 years ago,” said Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “This year we reviewed 15,587 law ﬁrms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and a total of 2,179 ﬁrms received a national law ﬁrm ranking. We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”
Ranked ﬁrms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reﬂect the highest level of respect a ﬁrm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.
Matthews & Associates received a “Tier 1” designation in the field of personal injury for plaintiffs’ attorneys.
The 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
About “Best Law Firms”
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes:
- Collection of client and lawyer evaluations
- Peer review from leading attorneys in the ﬁeld
- Review of additional information provided by law ﬁrms
About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report says their organization is, “the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.”
About Best Lawyers
In addition, the organization says that, “Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For almost 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers rankings are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.”
Attorney David P. Matthews
“We are honored to be chosen by what is arguably the most relevant attorney- and law firm-ranking service in the country,” said attorney David Matthews. “I’m especially pleased that our law firm is listed in Best Law Firms in America for 2021. All of our lawyers, paralegals, in-house investigators, various experts, and substantial support staff work hard to help our clients; so it’s especially gratifying to see our whole firm recognized.”
Matthews & Associates Law Firm has offices in Houston, Texas; New York, NY; Chico, Calif.; and Salinas, Calif.