Dowd Bennett Named Among Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers®

US News CoverDowd Bennett has been named by U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers®  “Best Law Firms” inaugural 2010 publication as a “Tier 1” Law Firm in St. Louis in the areas of both General Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense.  To view the firm’s recognition, please visit:

U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” surveyed of thousands of law firm clients; leading lawyers and law firm managers; partners and associates; and marketing officers and recruiting officers. Each were asked what factors they considered vital for clients hiring law firms, for lawyers choosing a firm to refer a legal matter to, and for lawyers seeking employment.  Clients, including respondents from every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies, voted on expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to a firm. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, and whether they would refer a matter to a firm and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.  In general, the first tier includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firm(s).  To view the complete description of the methodology employed by U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”, please visit:

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Dowd Bennett is a litigation firm with extensive courtroom experience. Led by trial-seasoned lawyers, including former federal prosecutors and judicial law clerks, our team shares tenacity, a passion for seeing cases through trial and a complete commitment to client service.