U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the 2017 edition of Best Law Firms earlier today. Carver & Associates were selected as one of the best in Springfield, MO.

The report recognizes firms for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

The firm received a coveted Tier 1 ranking, the highest distinction possible.

Firm members include Thomas Carver & Associates. The attorneys are located in Springfield, MO at Hammons Tower near downtown Springfield.

Martindale-Hubbell honored Thomas Carver with the AV Preeminent rating. The firm was also selected as a top 20 Best Criminal Defense Firm in Springfield by Expertise.com.

This honor speaks to the quality and integrity of the entire firm.

With over 76 years of combined legal experience, Carver & Associates are one of the most experienced litigation teams in southwest Missouri.

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers are both well known for their individual ranking services. For the past seven years, they have teamed up to publish the Best Law Firms report.

“U.S. News is the global authority in rankings,” says Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Evaluating firms is a natural extension of what we do best.” Best Lawyers® is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession and ranks individuals.

The U.S. News – 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 the field, and review of information provided by the firms as part of the form submission process.

This year, Best Lawyers reviewed 13,803 firms across the United States. Only 2,005 received a national firm ranking. Firms were selected after an extensive ballot and review process. Best Lawyers reviewed over 90,000 evaluations before making their decisions and finalizing the report. Following this process, the group selected the best firms in Springfield.

A firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America to be eligible for Best Law Firms. Best Lawyers in America recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.

Carver & Associates are trial attorneys with vast litigation experience. The firm’s focus is a criminal defense and has a broad range of legal practice areas from capital murder cases involving the death penalty to white-collar and tax crimes, sex offenses, DWI, and more.

The criminal defense firm has tried over 500 federal criminal cases and many more at the state level in Missouri. They have litigated over 150 appeals and argued cases in the Missouri Supreme Court.

A key difference that separates the firm is their reverence for teamwork. The attorneys consult with one another about cases. Over the course of many years, they’ve discovered that clients benefit by testing strategies among themselves before stepping into the courtroom. “All for one and one for all” is more than a slogan at Carver & Associates it’s how they do business.

Professional recognition is rewarding, but the ability to help clients in their most difficult situations is what drives the attorneys at Carver & Associates. If you are looking for a piece of legal advice, contact them for a free consultation.