The 2012 Legal Elite list represents attorneys that have received favorable reviews from the attorneys across the state they work with day-in and day-out. These are top attorneys in Nevada as voted by their peers. The list this year includes the top 150 Southern Nevada attorneys, the top 75 Northern Nevada attorneys, the 50 best Up and Coming attorneys and the 15 best Government attorneys.
According to the Nevada Bar Association’s most recent Annual Report, there are 10,790 total member attorneys in Nevada. Of those, 59 percent are practicing in Clark County and 19 percent practice in Washoe County and Carson City. This year’s list of 225 Southern and Northern Nevada Legal Elite represent the top two percent in the state.
Congratulations to all of the attorneys that made it onto the 2012 Legal Elite list.
Legal Elite maintains very strict guidelines for the list and those guidelines have remained constant for the last several years. Balloting began earlier this year when an invitation to nominate was sent to Nevada attorneys. This year we had nearly 4,000 unique votes.
After nominations closed, each ballot was sorted and each individual vote was scrutinized for eligibility. Each attorney was then verified through the Nevada Bar Association and all qualified votes were scored and counted. Each attorney was given a score based on the number and type of votes he or she received. If a vote came from within their own firm, they received one point. For votes that came in from another firm, the attorney received three points.
Once the final scores for each attorney were tabulated, the top scorers in each category went through another round of eligibility verification. The following pages highlight the top scorers in each category and remains an invaluable
resource for those looking for the most qualified attorneys in Nevada.
Congratulations to all of the attorneys for being included in the prestigious 2012 Legal Elite list.