Gilpin Givhan Named a 2020 "Best Law Firm" and Three Firm Attorneys Named 2020 "Best Lawyers in America"

November 01, 2019

Montgomery, AL – Gilpin Givhan is proud to announce that the firm received top rankings in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2020 “Best Law Firms” list, and three attorneys have been included in the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list. The annual publication named Gilpin Givhan as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm, the highest ranking a law firm can receive, in the practice area of Health Care Law. The firm received a Metropolitan Tier 2 ranking 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 signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Factors evaluated by clients include expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, and competitiveness.

Three Gilpin Givhan attorneys representing four areas of law were named by their peers to the Best Lawyers in America 2020 list. The Best Lawyers in America 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 this recognition,” said Robert Gilpin. “Congratulations to our team for their sustained excellence representing a broad spectrum of clients in diverse industries.”

Gilpin Givhan offers legal advice in a variety of practice areas including 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 around the world. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new 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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