Gilpin Givhan Named 2024 “Best Law Firm” and Lawyers Named Among Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, and Ones to Watch Lists

November 02, 2023

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 Best Lawyers® for 2024. 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 Firm” 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, several attorneys were also named to the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Recognition is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.


Attorneys recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America list for 2024

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Robert E. L. Gilpin

  • Litigation and Controversy—Tax

John Ward Weiss

  • Health Care Law

Attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America list for 2024

Robert E. L. Gilpin, 25th year awarded

  • Litigation and Controversy—Tax
  • Tax Law

Robert M. Ritchey, 10th year awarded

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

John Ward Weiss, 10th year awarded 

Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for 2024

John George Archer 

  • Business Organizations (Including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Corporate Law 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates 

Christopher Richard (recognized)

  • Health Care Law 


Based in Montgomery, Alabama Gilpin Givhan provides services throughout the state and across the region, with clients ranging from sole proprietors to publicly traded companies and international entities, as well as the people who own and manage them. Since its inception, Gilpin Givhan has been committed to providing high-quality legal services focused on meeting the complex legal needs of the business community.  The firm offers legal advice in a variety of practice areas, including Business & Tax Planning, Estate and Business Succession Planning, Health Care & Regulated Industries, Public Finance & Real Estate, and Business Litigation & Tax Controversy.  For more information about the firm, visit

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