MOBILE, Ala. – In the inaugural issue of Benchmark Plaintiff, the definitive guide to America’s leading plaintiff litigation firms and attorneys, Cunningham Bounds was one of five law firms, and the only firm in the Southeast, to receive a “National - Tier 1” ranking for personal injury litigation.
According to Benchmark, Cunningham Bounds’ success “has everything to do with an all-star team that brings their ‘best game for each client, in every instance.’” Likewise, the national rankings named Cunningham Bounds attorneys Greg Breedlove, Joseph “Buddy” Brown, Robert Cunningham and George “Skip” Finkbohner as personal injury “Litigation Stars.”
Benchmark also stated that the national section of its guide “identifies the firms and attorneys who have displayed the ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions. These selections are consistently recommended within the US business and legal communities for the quality of their litigation professionals and trial work.”
In addition to the national rankings, Benchmark Plaintiff also released rankings of the leading local litigation firms by state. In the local markets, firms were divided into two categories: “highly recommended” and “recommended.” Cunningham Bounds was only one of four firms statewide, and the only firm in Mobile, to receive a “highly recommended” ranking. Eight attorneys from the firm were named “Local Litigation Stars,” as well: Greg Breedlove, Joseph Brown, Toby Brown, David Cain, Robert Cunningham, George Finkbohner, Steven Nicholas and Steve Olen. Firms making the statewide list are considered dominant in their areas, and were recommended as reputable and effective litigators by both clients and peers.
Benchmark defined its methodology as follows: “The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that allows our researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients. During these interviews, we examine recent casework handled by the firms and ask sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national practice areas. In an effort to provide the most accurate and comprehensive coverage of the US litigation market, we have taken a two-fold approach to our research.”