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U.S. News Names MGI to “Best Law Firms” Top Tier

November 5, 2012

Intellectual Property law firm Maschoff Gilmore & Israelsen (MGI) appeared in the Top Tier of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms 2013” ranking, considered the leading survey of lawyers worldwide. The Top Tier ranking was featured in a special U.S. News & World Report stand-alone publication released on November 1st.

The Best Law Firms ranking is based on a rigorous evaluation process of some 10,000 firms in 177 metropolitan areas. The survey includes more than 68,000 client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys, and reviews of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers® as part of the annual peer review assessment.

Among the seven Utah law firms specializing in patent law that were listed in the 2013 Best Law Firms ranking, MGI was one of only four law firms appearing in the Top Tier.

“It is an honor to be recognized in the Best Law Firms ranking, but to also appear in the Top Tier is a welcome and unexpected surprise,” said Eric Maschoff, Founding Shareholder and Managing Director at MGI. “We pride ourselves in providing exceptional counsel and service to every client, but it’s gratifying to know that our clients and peers notice our efforts,” he added.

As part of the ranking, clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups and rank firm expertise, responsiveness, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, and whether they consider the firm a worthy competitor. Throughout the nation, Best Lawyers is considered the gold standard in selecting a lawyer. The list is used as a credible means for large corporate leaders and in-house council to access the best attorneys in their fields.

MGI was established in Park City in 2011, specializing in Intellectual Property (IP) Law. The firm has grown from nine to 20 accomplished attorneys with various IP specialties and an impressive client list from throughout the world, and now has offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and Irvine, California.