Researchers in the inaugural U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings placed Conklin, Woodcock & Ziegler, P.C. in Tier 1 category for civil rights and employment law categories for New Mexico firms. It also placed the firm in Tier 2 for general commercial litigation in New Mexico.
The U.S. News/Best Lawyers rankings covered 8,782 law firms and 81 practice areas. Rankings were determined with hard data compiled by U.S. News researchers and with reputational surveys collected by Best Lawyers staff. The hard data included numbers of lawyers and clients, numbers of transactions and litigation matters, pro bono commitment, diversity and other objective data.
Reputational input was received from 9,514 clients — including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies. These responses provided more than 194,000 firm practice area evaluations, while some 6,200 clients provided researchers more than 11,000 comments about law firm practice areas and individual lawyers. Also, about 9,000 lawyers completed nearly 595,000 practice area evaluations.