Best Lawyers® has included Gravel & Shea and its attorneys in Best Lawyers in America 2017©. The prestigious law firm ranking organization recognized Gravel & Shea as the top listed firm in Burlington in three practice areas: Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. One practice area was also top listed for the entire state of Vermont: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. The top listed firm in a particular practice area is the firm with the highest number of listed attorneys in that practice area. Eleven Gravel & Shea attorneys were recognized for 2017.
Best Lawyers also recognized twelve Gravel & Shea practice areas as Tier 1 in Burlington. The Tier 1 practice areas for 2017 are:
Criminal Defense: General Practice
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
First Amendment Law
Litigation – Real Estate
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Best Lawyers has been recognizing Gravel & Shea attorneys as top in their field since 1989, shortly after the organization began. Best Lawyers determines its rankings based on peer-review surveys and interviews, so inclusion is a statement of a firm’s or an attorney’s reputation among those who interact with them in a professional context, whether clients, colleagues, or adversaries.