Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Herbert J. Belgrad to its 2013 Best Lawyers list for his family law and mediation practices. In addition, Best Lawyers designates Mr. Belgrad as "Lawyer of the Year" in Baltimore for his mediation practice. Last year, Mr. Belgrad held this honor for his family law practice.
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
The lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings in those surveys for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, "We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We congratulate Herbert J. Belgrad on being selected as the ‘Baltimore Best Lawyers Mediation Law Lawyer of the Year’ for 2013."
Bill Carrier, the firm’s managing partner, believes the recognition reflects the firm’s longstanding reputation and its attorneys’ experience. He said, "Tydings is guided by the premise that lawyers must be trusted counsel and skilled advocates. We are gratified to have that acknowledged by Best Lawyers."