Chambers Global Ranks Blank Rome and John Kimball as International Leaders in Shipping Litigation
Blank Rome is pleased to announce that its international shipping litigation practice and attorney John D. Kimball have again been ranked by Chambers Global. The 2014 edition of Chambers Global recognized Blank Rome practice and Mr. Kimball as “leaders in their fields.” The qualities on which rankings were assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.
Chambers & Partners, the UK-based publishers of Chambers Global, conducted research by speaking to a vast range of lawyers and their clients (i.e., commercial users of legal services). In-depth interviews with clients and with attorneys were done, each one lasting about half an hour. Thousands of interviews are conducted by a team of 50+ full-time researchers.
Greater weighting was given to the views of the clients, and any biased viewpoints tended to cancel each other out. All interviews were conducted purely for research purposes and were entirely confidential and unattributed. The methodology for the research into the strengths and reputations of U.S. attorneys has been approved by the British Market Research Bureau.
The rankings and editorial comment about attorneys are independent and objective. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the research team's findings. Chambers is widely viewed among the most highly respected publications in the world that rate lawyers, in part because inclusion cannot be purchased.