Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their 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.
Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Their belief has always been that the quality of a peer review survey is directly related to the quality of the voters. Read more on the Best Lawyers selection methodology here.
“Lawyer of the Year” – Additional recognitions are also awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.
Susan S. Barbour and W. Louis Bissette, Jr. are recognized as The 2020 Best Lawyers in America “Lawyers of the Year” in Asheville for Real Estate Law and Corporate Law respectively.
Below is each MWB Attorney’s recognized practice area.