2018 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® Ranks Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett as Metropolitan Tier 2 Admiralty & Maritime Law Firm

Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms US News 2018The 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has ranked Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett as a Metropolitan Tier 2 Admiralty & Maritime Law Firm in New Orleans.

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. Member Alan Brackett has been included for Admiralty and Maritime Law in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

About Best Law Firms

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 their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is currently recognized in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro.

For the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list, the methodology for the initiative remained the same as in the previous six years.

Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Clients also had the option to write in the names of law firms they’ve worked with on other matters and within practice areas beyond those they were asked to comment on by the submitting firm. Some clients chose to write a comment about their experience with the law firm. These comments are for reference only and were not used as data points in the formal evaluation process.

Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. They were also asked to vote on law firms that have a preeminent national presence within specified legal practice area(s) they know well. For the fourth year, a Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented to provide personal insight on the legal landscape surrounding the nationally ranked practice areas. In addition to information from these surveys, the rankings incorporate the 7.3 million evaluations of 54,463 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its most recent annual survey.

In addition to lawyer and client feedback, law firms were asked to provide us with general demographic and background information on the law firm and attorneys, and other data that speaks to the strengths of a law firm’s practice areas.

All of the quantitative and qualitative data were combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm. This data was then compared to other firms within the same metropolitan area and at the national level. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in overall score, we use a tiering system rather than ranking law firms sequentially. The first tier in each metropolitan area includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firm(s); the second tier, those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the next highest scoring firm(s), and so on. The national rankings were based on metropolitan rankings as well as on the number of offices each firm had with a metropolitan ranking and on the level of legal activity in each metropolitan area. The number of tiers included in each practice area or metropolitan area ranking varies, and some specialties may not be ranked in metro areas in which there is not enough data to provide rankings in a particular specialty. Of the 13,745 firms that were eligible to submit information for the ranking process, 13,372 firms, including a large number of one-person firms, received rankings, and 8,914 of those firms received first-tier national and/or metropolitan rankings.

Workers Compensation Laws: Louisiana

Thomson Reuters Practical Law recently published “Workers’ Compensation Laws: Louisiana,” a Q&A guide to workers’ compensation law for employers in Louisiana, which was written by Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett attorneys, Alan G. Brackett, Patrick J. Babin and Simone H. Yoder.

This Q&A addresses Louisiana laws requiring workers’ compensation coverage, including the benefits process, penalties for an employer’s failure to obtain workers’ compensation coverage, and anti-retaliation provisions. (Federal, local, or municipal law may impose additional or different requirements.)

Alan, Patrick and Simone have all been included in New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers. Alan has been included in Super Lawyers and Patrick and Simone have been included in Super Lawyers Rising Stars for workers’ compensation. Alan is also a fellow of the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers.

Click here to access “Workers Compensation Laws: Louisiana.”

2017 Best Lawyers in America recognizes Alan Brackett and U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® Ranks Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett

Member Alan Brackett has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 for New Orleans, Louisiana. Best Lawyers recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. Alan has also been included in the “Best Lawyer 2017” list published in BIZ New Orleans magazine. 

The 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has also ranked Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett as a Metropolitan Tier 2 Law Firm in New Orleans for Admiralty & Maritime Law.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers received more than 12 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Best Law Firms

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 their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro.

Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.