The oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting extensive of leading lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 2010 edition is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. (Listed: Ed Genson)
Leading Lawyers Network is a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company, the recognized voice of the Chicago and Illinois legal communities for more than 150 years. The Network’s annual three-phase evaluation process polls more than 50,000 Illinois lawyers for nominations on which of their peers they believe comprise the state’s top lawyers. (Listed: Ed Genson)
The Academy is a group of elite trial lawyers representing both prosecutors and defense lawyers in criminal cases, and plaintiffs’ and defense counsel in civil litigation. The Academy includes lawyers from more than 30 countries and Fellowship (limited to 500 active trial lawyers under the age of 70) is by invitation only. Trial lawyers are invited to become Fellows only after an extremely careful vetting process that includes discreet inquiries of both judges and other trial lawyers of high standing. (Fellow: Ed Genson)
Since 1990 the team of researchers at Chambers annually conducts thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. The end result is a highly regarded identification and ranking of the world’s best lawyers and law firms. Only nine Chicago-based attorneys are among the ‘Notable Practitioners: Trial Lawyers’ singled out by Chambers. (Listed: Genson & Gillespie; Ed Genson).
The ABCL was founded more than 30 years ago as an exclusive national, legal, honorary society for outstanding criminal trial lawyers, with admission to fellowship by invitation only. The standards for acceptance into ABCL include successful major felony trial experience and exceptional recommendations from distinguished jurists and current Fellows attesting to each candidate’s high ethics and criminal defense skills. (Fellow: Ed Genson)
Illinois SuperLawyers annually identifies the top five percent of all lawyers in Illinois based on surveys and research conducted by Law & Politics Magazine. Lawyers selected encompass more than 70 practice areas and have attained a high degree of both peer recognition and professional achievement. (Listed: Ed Genson)