Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe has been named to the 2018 U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, with one national ranking and six metro (or regional) rankings. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process of a combination of client feedback, survey information and Best Lawyers peer review; eligibility is based on firms having at least one attorney who has received high enough peer review to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers. CHGO has five attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 edition: Leland Curtis, Carl Lumley, Kevin O’Keefe, Helmut Starr and Patricia Suzi.
Leland Curtis and Carl Lumley were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the fields of Communication Law and Energy Law. Kevin O’Keefe and Helmut Starr were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the field of Municipal Law. Helmut Starr also was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the fields of Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation – Municipal Law; and Real Estate Law. Patricia Suzi was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the field of Family Law.
Additionally, Helmut Starr was named The Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis for Litigation-Municipal Law.
CHGO received a national ranking in Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 3); and St. Louis rankings for Energy Law (Tier 1), Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 1), Litigation-Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 1), Litigation-Municipal Law (Tier 1), Municipal Law (Tier 1) and Real Estate Law (Tier 3).
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, the lists for which are compiled based on peer-review evaluations. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, resulting in close to 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."