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Smith Debnam has been named to the 2015 “Best Law Firms” in America rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Smith Debnam was recognized among the nation’s best for the firm’s reputation of “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.” Additionally, three of the firm’s partners, John Narron, Rose Stout, and Thurston Debnam, were named among the nation’s top lawyers in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Narron, a board-certified family law specialist, earned recognition as a Best Lawyer for his work in litigation, family law, arbitration, mediation, and business transactions. Stout achieved a Best Lawyers® ranking for her work in matters concerning divorce, custody, equitable distribution, child support and alimony. Debnam received top ranking for his work in business and corporate planning, real estate law, and real estate litigation, including land use planning and zoning.
The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings originate from a meticulous process that includes sweeping client evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys. The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. In all, over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments.
U.S. News & World Report is a multimedia publisher of news, consumer advice, rankings and analysis. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, www.usnews.com has earned a reputation as the leading provider of consumer advice and analysis that helps its readers make informed life decisions. U.S. News & World Report’s signature franchise includes its “Best” series of consumer advice guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, hospitals, mutual funds, cars and more.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. 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.”
Founded in 1972, Smith Debnam is the law firm of choice for clients in the Banking, Financial Services, Equipment Leasing, Construction, Mortgage Servicing, Manufacturing, and Professional Services industries. The firm has extensive experience in state and federal courts across a diverse list of practice areas, including Corporate and Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Foreclosures, Creditor Representation, Collections, Commercial & Residential Real Estate, Construction Law, Employment Law, Equipment Leasing & Finance, Family Law, Elder Law & Advocacy Services, Estate Planning & Administration, and Professional Negligence.