We are pleased to announce that Wagner Reese has earned the esteemed privilege
of being rated a Carmel metropolitan Tier 1 practice by
U.S. News — Best Lawyers® in the 2021 Edition of “Best Law Firms” for Personal Injury
Litigation – Plaintiffs!
In 2009, Best Lawyers® partnered with
U.S. News & World Report to develop a well-curated and vetted list of the nation’s premier
law firms using a rigorous selection process — the annual “Best
Law Firms” was the result. All qualifying firms are assigned a “Best
Law Firms” score based on client testimonials, peer regard, past
successes, knowledge, experience, and any other insight into a firm’s
work detailed in submission packets and lawyer ballots. With all of these
factors in mind, as well as practice area and geographic region, firms
are ranked according to three tiers, with Tier 1 at the very top.
To be considered for “Best Law Firms,” at least one lawyer
at the firm must be a listee in the latest edition of
The Best Lawyers in America©, a list similarly cultivated by Best Lawyers® that focuses on the
attorneys themselves rather than their employers. This is a difficult
standard to meet, as only 6% of practicing lawyers from coast to coast
were recognized in the 2021 Edition of
The Best Lawyers in America©, each having to pass a meticulous, multi-part review process to
be approved for inclusion.
Wagner Reese is proud to house
three exemplary attorneys selected to
The Best Lawyers in America© 2021: Attorneys
Stephen M. Wagner,
Jason R. Reese, and
Jeffrey S. Gibson. Attorney
Laura Walker Swafford was honored in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch, which selects attorneys
in the first ten years of their legal careers using the same rigorous
review process. These impressive achievements qualified Wagner Reese for
“Best Law Firms” consideration. We are honored to know that
our clients and peers recognize our extensive experience in and knowledge
of personal injury law, as well as our commitment to helping injured individuals
throughout Indiana pursue their legal battle against negligence.
Additional firm accolades include Attorneys Wagner, Reese, Gibson,
Stephanie L. Cassman, and
2020 Super Lawyers® listings, as well as Attorneys Swafford and
Timothy L. Karns’ recognition in 2020 Rising Stars. The review processes for Super
Lawyers® and Rising Stars are very meticulous, and only a small percentage
of the nation’s attorneys are included in the published editions.
In early 2020, Attorney Reese was selected by the Medical Malpractice Trial
Lawyers Association (MMTLA) to appear among
the Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers in Indiana. Furthermore, in 2019, Attorney Reese was selected to
the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for Civil Plaintiff Law in Indiana, an accomplishment only a few attorneys
manage to achieve. Attorney Cassman recently earned membership to
the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, as well.
Founded in 1997, Wagner Reese has recovered more than $300 million for
our clients. No one expects to be injured by the negligence of another,
and no one should have to navigate such an unfortunate, life-altering
event on their own. We know how important every case is, which is why
we tailor our legal services to meet each client’s needs, enhance
their case’s strong points, and give them a strong fighting chance
in the eyes of the law.
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