Kazan Law Partners Receive Best Lawyer Honors
I was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Best Lawyers’ 2016 Oakland Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs category. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community receives this honor. I was also acknowledged by being included in the Best Lawyers 2016 list for mass tort litigation/class action -plaintiffs. Also included in this list are Kazan Law partners and mesothelioma lawyers David McClain and Denise Abrams. For both David and me, this year marks ten consecutive years of being chosen for this elite list. This is the fifth year in a row that Denise has been selected. We are delighted and also grateful to our colleagues for designating us as their choice for these categories.
For us, one of the most meaningful aspects of being selected for Best Lawyers is that it is strictly a peer-based list. It is not a paid for fake honor. No one can pay to be on the list.
Why Best Lawyers is Important
Best Lawyers is one of the most significant peer-reviewed publications in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded throughout the legal profession as a major honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For over three decades, Best Lawyers lists have been respected by the profession, the media, and the public, as a reliable, unbiased source of professional legal recognition.
Best Lawyers has evolved over the last several decades into a trust-worthy compilation of well-regarded attorneys. Inclusion is exclusive and coveted. It is gratifying that the painstaking work we do on behalf of our clients is so highly thought of by our colleagues in the legal profession.
Best Lawyers Methodology
Annual inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology used to develop the list is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers has developed a sophisticated, conscientious and transparent survey process designed to gather meaningful evaluations from attorneys on the quality of legal services offered by their colleagues.
Every year, Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting extensive peer-review surveys involving tens of thousands of leading lawyers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for that attorney to be included in Best Lawyers, that attorney has to continue to maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each new edition.
At Kazan Law, we continue to be energized to fight on behalf of our clients because of the horrific wrongs that have been done to them. We seek justice for our clients, not glory for ourselves. But recognition by our peers for the work we do is an accolade we do not take lightly.