U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the 2019 Best Law firm rankings. Carver & Associates was included in this elite group as one of the best law firms in Springfield, Missouri.

Law firms included in this report are recognized for professional excellence and impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Carver & Associates received a Tier 1 rating, the highest ranking, in Criminal Defense: General Practice and White-Collar. They also received a Tier 1 rating in DUI/DWI Defense.

Achieving these rankings signals a combination of quality law practice and a wide range of legal expertise, and speaks to the quality of the entire firm.

The 2019 Best Law Firm ranking extends a period of honors for the firm’s partners, Thomas Carver & Associates

Thomas Carver was named “Lawyer of the Year” 2018 Springfield, MO Criminal Defense: General Practice by The Best Lawyers in America. He was also appointed to the Task Force on Criminal Justice in Missouri by the Supreme Court for the State of Missouri.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has recognized the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country. The 2019 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and the highest number of client votes received on record.

“For the 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it did when we first started,” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “This year we reviewed 14,643 law firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and a total of 2,118 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.”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings evaluation process includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for Best Law Firm ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.

Following this extensive evaluation process, Carver & Associates was selected as one of the best law firms in Springfield, Missouri.

Carver & Associates are trial lawyers with over 80 years in combined experience in the courtroom. The firm’s focus is criminal defense, but they have a wide range of expertise from capital murder cases involving death penalty to DWI and traffic offenses, white-collar and tax crimes, sex offenses, fraud, internet crimes, divorce and more.

Attorneys of this criminal defense firm have litigated hundreds and hundreds of cases across Missouri and even argued cases in the Supreme Court of Missouri. The attorneys believe in a team approach and consult with one another about cases. Over the years, they have developed insights when it comes to dealing with various judges and prosecutors, and they know how to put that knowledge towards clients’ defense.

The focus of Carver & Associates law firm is to employ their expertise on clients’ behalf and help them in their most difficult situations.