Every year since 1983, the Best Lawyers® peer-review publication has released a list entitled The Best Lawyers in America. Inclusion in their list is entirely based on the results of peer-reviews. As their website states, “The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.”1 Over 17 million readers see the lists in dozens of city and regional publications in the U.S. It is also included in major business and general publications around the world.
Each lawyer on their list has gone through the same process: nomination, peer review, analysis of feedback and eligibility check. Upon completion of this process, the firms are informed of the results, and the list is published for the following year. The twenty-first edition of The Best Lawyers in America was published in August of 2014, and Nicholas Pothitakis was listed in The Best Lawyers In America 2015 in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants in Iowa. Niko has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2013.
According to their website, “Our lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.”2 Inclusion in the list does not extend beyond the year for which the list was published. That means that an attorney must maintain votes from their peers to be included in each subsequent list.
Niko is honored to be included on this prestigious list and would like to publicly thank his peers who participated in the evaluation process.