DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC is proud to announce our lawyers have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in multiple areas of litigation in Charleston, West Virginia for 2021. Best Lawyers uses a rational and transparent methodology to determine the consensus opinion of leading lawyers within the same geographical locations and legal practice area.
The awards for DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC are as follows:
- Lonnie C. Simmons – Lawyer of the Year: Labor and Employment
- Timothy DiPiero – Lawyer of the Year: Criminal Defense – White-Collar
- Robert M. Bastress III – Lawyer of the Year: Employment Law – Individuals
- Joshua I. Barrett – Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
- Sean P. McGinley – Recognized for work in Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Being recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” means having the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area in a specific location. Best Lawyers only recognizes one lawyer for each specialty and location.
To be recognized, there is a five-step process. First, nominations are made. Lawyers can be nominated by anyone, including clients, peers, and others, except themselves. Then, the peer review process takes place. Currently recognized lawyers provide feedback on candidates’ caliber of work. During the peer review process, the highest score a voter can cast for a nominee is a five. One is the lowest score, which indicates that the voter would definitely not refer a case to the nominee. There is also the option to choose “Do Not Know.”
Best Lawyers collects the results and reviews the feedback. Prior to the results being officially released, potential candidates are confirmed to be in good standing with their local bar association. Contact information is also confirmed to ensure accurate information and that potential clients can reach them. When a lawyer is recognized, they are alerted via email and a hard-copy letter.
DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC is proud to serve those in West Virginia when they need it the most. If you’re in the process of looking for reliable legal representation, get in touch with our law firm. We’ll evaluate your situation and help you determine how best to proceed to protect yourself and your future.