Peter C. Canfield Named Best Lawyers’ “First Amendment Lawyer of the Year” – Honor Follows Recent “Tier 1” Ranking for Firm’s Media and First Amendment Practice
Best Lawyers’ inaugural “Lawyer of the Year” survey has recognized Dow Lohnes Member Peter C. Canfield as 2011’s “First Amendment Lawyer of the Year” in the Atlanta market.
After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
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, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Best Lawyers, in conjunction with US News & World Report, also recently honored the firm’s Media & First Amendment practice with a “Tier 1” rating in both Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA. In addition, Dow Lohnes members Thomas M. Clyde and Jonathan D. Hart have been recognized for their expertise in First Amendment Law in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. For additional information on the US News& World Report – Best Lawyers 2010 “Best Law Firms” survey, please visit http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.