Eastman & Smith Attorneys Appear In 2021 Best Lawyers


Five Eastman & Smith attorneys have been named Lawyers of the Year, for Toledo, in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.  They are part of the 24 Eastman & Smith attorneys who can be found listed in the same edition of Best Lawyers®.   Additionally, three attorneys have been designated Ones to Watch.

Lawyers of the Year

Only one attorney per metropolitan region for each of the Best Lawyers® categories can receive a Lawyer of the Year award.   These attorneys were the recipients of the largest total peer feedback for the practice area and geographic region in which they received this honor.  There are nearly 8,500 attorneys in Columbus, Findlay and Toledo, but only 85 are designated lawyers of the year by Best Lawyers®. 

Best Lawyers

In addition to Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® lists the attorneys who are considered by their peers to be among the most respected in the profession. Twenty-four attorneys from Eastman & Smith are listed in 27 categories encompassing:

To qualify, an attorney must be nominated, then reviewed by other attorneys and finally has to be in good standing with their respective state bar association ethics committee.   Best Lawyers® honored nearly 5% of attorneys in Columbus, Findlay and Toledo.  Below are the names of Eastman & Smith attorneys on this year's list as well as the categories in which they appear. 

Ones to Watch

Best Lawyers® has created a new award called Ones to Watch.  These are attorneys who are newer to the profession and meet criteria similar to those for the Best Lawyer designation.  Three attorneys from Eastman & Smith are included:

Eastman & Smith congratulates these attorneys on these honors.