February 26, 2015

Client Choice, 2015

The winners of the 2015 Client Choice awards were announced on February 26. Two attorneys from Harness Dickey were selected.

Rudy Telscher was awarded the Client Choice Award 2015 exclusively for Intellectual Property – Patents category for Missouri.

Beth Coakley was awarded the Client Choice Award 2015 exclusively for Intellectual Property – Trademarks category for Michigan.

Established in 2005, the Client Choice awards recognize those partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond other players in the market. Uniquely, these awards survey senior corporate counsel only, with this year’s winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. The Client Choice website is a fully searchable online resource and includes quotes from satisfied customers in the “What clients said” section. Their extensive research has been specially designed to assist clients in finding the best lawyers for client service worldwide and facilitate referrals between client service-focused law firms. Winners were honored at a gala dinner held at One Great George Street in London on February 19 2015.

This year, Client Choice recognizes 414 winners across 68 jurisdictions worldwide. Client Choice also recognizes winners at state and province level in the United States and Canada. This year, 187 winners across 37 US states and four Canadian provinces have been recognized. To view all 2015 winners, please visit www.ClientChoice.com.

The methodology research begins with a readership survey of International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology in-house counsel subscribers. Clients are asked to rate individual lawyers and law firms on the following client service criteria: quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology. To ensure that the results cannot be influenced, law firms are not informed when this initial round of research is conducted. The results of this survey are used to draw up shortlists for each work area. Shortlisted candidates are then invited to submit up to five referees. The research team conducts follow-up interviews and additional research where necessary. While based on thorough and coherent research, the results remain the subjective views of the Client Choice team.