Miller, Miller & Canby is pleased to announce that U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has awarded the firm a prestigious “First Tier” ranking in the Washington, DC metropolitan area in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law for the third year in a row. Tier 1 is the highest rank given; the rankings are based on a comprehensive process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, rigorous peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of a formal submission process.
Firms included in the 2015 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence; achieving a top tier ranking represents both quality and breadth of legal skills and capabilities. As a prior recipient of US News’ most prestigious Tier 1 designation, Miller, Miller & Canby is particularly proud to receive the 2015 award, which reinforces the consistently high level of respect the firm has earned with its clients as well as the recognition by other leading lawyers for Miller, Miller & Canby attorneys’ abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
“U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law school rankings.”
To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.
Regional first-tier rankings will be published in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” General Counsel Publication. They will also be published online at bestlawfirms.usnews.com
“We are honored to receive this accolade, and are most appreciative to our clients for entrusting us to advise and represent them in important matters,” said Joe Suntum, principal with the firm since 1988.
Miller, Miller & Canby has more than 60 years of real estate, eminent domain and condemnation law focus —protecting clients’ rights throughout the condemnation process. The firm’s eminent domain and condemnation attorneys include Jim Thompson, who was recently named Lawyer of the Year in the Eminent Domain category by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, and Joe Suntum, the Maryland representative member of the Owners’ Counsel of America—a respected national organization of eminent domain attorneys dedicated to protecting client rights in condemnation. Mr. Suntum is a nationally-recognized speaker on topics related to Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. Mr. Suntum lectures in national eminent domain litigation seminars conducted by ALI-CLE, as well as in the State of Maryland. He has authored numerous articles regarding eminent domain and worked with the Maryland legislature to reform eminent domain laws and protect the rights of property owners.
To learn more about the Eminent Domain practice at Miller, Miller & Canby and your rights in the condemnation process, click here or contact Joe Suntum. Click the download link below to view the firm’s press release announcement.