For years now, the personal injury attorneys at DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC have ranked high among their peers. Since 2003, they have appeared on multiple “Best Lawyers” lists for the state of West Virginia. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the legal industry. The organization aims to help those in need of legal services find the best attorneys in the business. We’re honored to be included in the organization’s prestigious lists year after year.
This year, we’re proud to announce that DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC has been ranked on the organization’s “Best Law Firms” list for 2018. The “Best Law Firms” list, published by U.S. News & World Report, recognizes law firms with attorneys who appear on The Best Lawyers of America list which names the top 4% of practicing attorneys in the United States. Over 1,000,000 law firm assessments were provided by attorneys to create this year’s peer-reviewed list.
DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC was ranked Tier 1 for the following practice areas in Charleston, West Virginia:
- Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
- Litigation – Environmental
- Criminal Defense: General Practice
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Our firm also ranked Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Labor & Employment. Receiving a tier designation reflects a high level of respect the firm has earned in comparison to other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas. A firm’s abilities, professionalism, and integrity are all considered.
In the 2018 rankings of The Best Lawyers in America, our attorneys appeared more times than ever before. The following attorneys were awarded in these areas:
- Sean P. McGinley – Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
- J. Timothy DiPiero – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Criminal Defense: General Practice, and Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- Robert M. Bastress III – Employment Law – Individuals
- Joshua I. Barreett – Litigation – Environmental and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
- Lonnie C. Simmons – Litigation – Labor and Employment
Attorney Barrett has been on the Best Lawyers in America list since 2003 for his hard work, dedication, and unrivaled skill in his profession; he was even selected as the 2013 Charleston Lawyer of the Year for environmental litigation. Both Attorneys DiPiero and Simmons have been on the list since 2008, with Attorney DiPiero being chosen as the 2015 Charleston Lawyer of the Year for white collar criminal defense and the 2016 Charleston Lawyer of the Year for personal injury litigation representing plaintiffs.
The 2018 Best Law Firms List will be featured in two future publications. We’re immensely proud of being included on this list along with the other award-winning legal practices. Congratulations to our entire team!