Every year, Best Lawyers® gathers industry intelligence on the top five percent of legal talent across 70 countries worldwide. Shrager & Sachs is proud to announce our own Robert L. Sachs, Jr. has been recognized in the United States in the areas of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for 2021.
In total, Best Lawyers has researched legal information in over 200 metropolitan areas. As a result, the organization has recognized 67,543 lawyers from 16,545 law firms, in 148 different practice areas. All candidates come from private practices.
To be considered for Best Lawyers, a lawyer must first be nominated. Clients, lawyers, marketing teams, and other references have the ability to nominate a lawyer. In addition to submitting a nomination form, those submitting applications can choose up to three practice areas of specialization for the lawyer. Once the applications are submitted, nominations are reviewed during the next editorial cycle.
The editorial cycle utilizes peer reviews. According to Best Lawyers, their methodology is designed to gather a consensus opinion from leading lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same location and legal practice area. To gather that information, ballots are generated and distributed. Questions like “If you were unable to take a case, how likely would you be to refer it to this nominee?” are often included on the ballots.
Once peer reviews are collected, Best Lawyers analyzes the feedback and confirms that potential candidates are in good standing with their local bar associations. When a law firm or lawyer is recognized, the firm receives the information and the newly recognized lawyers are published in print and online.
Robert Sachs received his undergraduate degree in 1981 from Amherst University. Three years later he received his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University and was admitted to the bar that same year in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2018.