Best Lawyers In America
Again, in 2009, Bankruptcy Law Specialist, Dave Hillier was named to Best Lawyers in America in 2009. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 39,766 attorneys in 80 specialties, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1981 and first published in 1983, Best Lawyers is the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., and the gold standard for accuracy and integrity. The current, 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2010), is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Howard Gum has been on this list since 1989. Patrick McCroskey is also an honoree. Of the more than 19,000 lawyers in the state, 20 bankruptcy law attorneys appear on the Best Lawyers in North Carolina.
Super Lawyers™ Star Search
Also in 2009, Mr. Hillier was selected to Super Lawyers™. Star Search What is a Super Lawyer™? Super Lawyers™ are the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics Magazine. In selecting attorneys for Super Lawyers™, Law & Politics employs a rigorous, multiphase process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Super Lawyers™inducts only 5% of the attorneys in any given state.