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Our attorneys and practice areas are frequently recognized for their talent, commitment to client service, and achievements. Below is a list of the Firm's recent recognitions along with a description of the selection process for inclusion in their rankings or awards.
Chambers and Partners - Chambers USA®
Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive research and thousands of interviews with leading practitioners, peers and clients around the United States. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.
For additional details about Chambers USA's ranking methodology, please click here.
CIANJ and COMMERCE Magazine - Environmental Leadership
Coughlin Duffy LLP is a proud recipient of an Environmental Leadership award from CIANJ. The award recognizes companies for their environmental leadership in recycling, pollution prevention, green building design, environmental conservation, energy conservation, community impact, manufacturing innovation, and brownfield redevelopment.
For additional details about CIANJ's Environmental Leadership Awards ranking methodology, please click here.
Irish Legal 100
The Irish Legal 100, founded in 2008 by the Irish Voice newspaper in New York, is an annual compilation of the most distinguished legal professionals in the United States who share one common bond: pride in their Irish roots.
For additional details about Irish Legal 100's ranking methodology, please click here.
Legal Media Group - Expert Guides
Legal Media Group's Expert Guides series has been an invaluable and indispensable source of guidance for in-house counsel in large corporations worldwide, since its inception in 1994. These practice area guides are designed primarily for individuals who require access to the World’s leading practitioners in specific areas of law for the purpose of instruction on an international basis.
For additional details about Expert Guides' ranking methodology, please click here.
Martindale-Hubbell® - AV Ratings & Peer Review Ratings
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century. Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching lawyers for their own legal needs, use these ratings to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for their legal issue.
For additional details about Martindale-Hubbell's® ranking methodology, please click here.
New Jersey Law Journal - Insurance "Litigation Department of the Year" and "New Leaders of the Bar"
New Jersey Law Journal’s "Litigation Department of the Year" program recognizes some of the most influential and admired law firms in the region. Published since 1878, the New Jersey Law Journal is the indispensable legal authority for a state with the fifth largest attorney population in the country. This must-read weekly presents a complete, official source for all state and federal court notices. It also provides up-to-the-minute digests of all relevant court decisions, published and unpublished, along with lively, much-talked-about journalism by award-winning reporters. Each issue features “In Practice,” articles by contributing experts on legal developments, as well as editorials by an Editorial Board that is a who’s who of bar leaders. NJLJ's "New Leaders of the Bar" nominees are evaluated by an independent panel of judges and legal recruiters who score the nominees in several categories. Those scores are reviewed by the editorial staff, who make the decision on who is selected.
For additional details about New Jersey Law Journal's ranking methodology, please click here.
New Jersey Monthly and Five Star Professional - "Five Star Professional" in Estate and Trusts
Five Star Professional has partnered with New Jersey Monthly to help consumers find outstanding home professionals in their area. Each award candidate undergoes a thorough research process combining client feedback and production measures before being considered for the final list of award winners.
For additional details about New Jersey Monthly and Five Star Professional's ranking methodology, please click here.
Super Lawyers® and Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Every year Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers selects attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement throughout the United States. The annual selection process involves a patented multiphase process that includes a state-wide survey of lawyers, peer nominations and evaluations, as well as independent research. Only five percent of eligible attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers, and half of that percentage are included in the service’s Rising Stars list. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.
For additional information about Super Lawyers' ranking methodology and selection process, please click here.
U.S. News & World Report: Best Law Firms
Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro.
For details about Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranking methodology, please click here.
U.S. News & World Report: The Best Lawyers in America©
Recognition by Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer review. Best Lawyers methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Best Lawyers' belief has always been that the quality of a peer review survey is directly related to the quality of the voters.
For additional information about The Best Lawyers in America's ranking methodology, please click here.
Who's Who Legal
Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research. It is impossible to buy entry into Who's Who Legal's guides.
For additional information about Who's Who Legal's ranking methodology, please click here.