Gilpin Givhan Named 2021 “Best Law Firm” with Three Attorneys Recognized as “Best Lawyers in America”

November 05, 2020

Montgomery. AL – Gilpin Givhan is proud to announce that the firm was named “Best Law Firm” in the categories of Health Care Law, Litigation-Tax and Tax Law by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2021. This publication ranked Gilpin Givhan as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm, the highest-ranking a law firm can receive, in the practice area of Health Care Law, and Tier 2 rankings in the practice areas of Litigation-Tax and Tax Law.

Firms selected for “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence and impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking requires a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Factors evaluated by clients include expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, and competitiveness. 

This year, three Gilpin Givhan attorneys, representing four areas of law, were recognized on the Best Lawyers in America 2021 list. This list is compiled annually through exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers provide confidential nominations and feedback. The Gilpin Givhan attorneys named are:

Robert E. L. Gilpin: Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

Robert M. Ritchey: Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law

John Ward Weiss: Health Care Law

“Gilpin Givhan is honored to receive these recognitions,” said Robert Gilpin. “Congratulations to our team as they continue to strive for excellence, representing clients in a diverse range of practice areas.”

Gilpin Givhan is the right partner for complex law. Offering legal advice in a variety of practice areas, we provide organizations strategies and expertise in Business & Tax Planning, Health Care & Regulated Industries, Public Finance & Real Estate, and Business Litigation & Tax Controversy. For more information about Gilpin Givhan, visit

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and the organization has received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in this year's 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."

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