Ed Dowd and Jim Bennett Included Among Best Lawyers in St. Louis
The February, 2010 Best Lawyers publication and St. Louis Magazine featured Ed Dowd among the Best Lawyers in St. Louis for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law and Jim Bennett among the Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation, including the areas of Civil Litigation and White-Collar Defense.
Best Lawyers, which is published by Woodward/White, has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, 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.”
It is important to note that the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. They are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.
St. Louis Magazine publishes the portions of the Best Lawyers that are relevant to the St. Louis region to spotlight those attorneys that are deemed exceptional by their legal colleagues. Inclusion among the Best Lawyers means that the attorneys’ local peers have deemed them to be especially bright lights in St. Louis’ impressive legal community.