Conybeare Law Office Team Wins Best Lawyers of America Awards

Best Lawyers® has named Barry Conybeare and Matt Conklin to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers of America®. Conybeare was recognized for his work in plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation and Conklin for his work in plaintiffs’ workers’ compensation law.

This is Conklin’s first year selected for the list and Conybeare’s 15th. Conybeare was also named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury in 2013, 2017 and 2021.

Conybeare Law Office was named in US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2021 and 2022 with a Tier 1 ranking in the Kalamazoo Metro Area (Southwest Michigan). Conybeare Law Office was nominated in the 2023 edition of US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. This list is published in November.

Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has been considered the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on extensive peer review. Over 116,000 industry-leading lawyers can vote (from around the world) and over 17 million assessments have been made of the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.


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Lawyer of the Year honors are awarded annually to a single lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall reviews from their peers, making this an exceptional distinction. Lawyers are not required or permitted to pay any fees for registration; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

US News’ rankings and recognitions are intended to serve as a guide to potential clients and referring lawyers and law firms seeking advice on legal matters. More than 1,000 firms are ranked nationally in more than 80 practice areas. To determine which firms it recognizes, US News considers a variety of factors, including ratings from clients and other attorneys through a peer review program.

Michigan Super Lawyers also recognized Barry Conybeare, Anne Buckleitner and Nate Harington in the 2022 edition. This is the first year that Buckleitner and Harrington have been selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers list, and the 13th for Conybeare. Sasha Boersma was also selected to the 2022 Michigan Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers for her second year in a row.

Each year, no more than 5% of attorneys in the state are selected by the Super Lawyers research team to receive the Super Lawyers honor and no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state are selected to receive the Rising Stars honor.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annual selections are made using a patented, multi-phase process that includes a statewide attorney survey, independent research evaluation of applicants, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of exceptional attorneys.

Super Lawyers lists are published nationally in Super Lawyers magazines and in major city and regional magazines as well as in print and digital news sources across the country.

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