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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year

by | Dec 22, 2015 | Firm News

Augusta, GA – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, have announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national or metropolitan scale. Fulcher Hagler LLP in Augusta, GA has been ranked as a Metropolitan Tier One Firm in three categories: commercial litigation, railroad law, and trusts and estates law. Receiving this tier designation reflects the high level of respect the firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News has ranked a wide range of institutions,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and complement our law school rankings.”

The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 21,000 attorneys provided almost 700,000 law firm assessments, and over 8,000 clients provided more than 47,000 evaluations.

In 2016 Fulcher Hagler LLP had several attorneys recognized as The Best Lawyers in America including the following: Sonja Tate, Mark Wilby, Jim Purcell, , Arthur Davison, Robert Hagler, Mike Loebl, Beth McLeod, and Russell Mobley.

The 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting


The U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as a part of the forma submission process. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.


Located in Augusta, Georgia, Fulcher Hagler has represented a variety of businesses and individuals since our founding in 1946. Today, the firm’s practice emphasizes defense litigation, business and commercial law, and personal planning. Our clients consist of individuals and businesses based throughout Georgia, South Carolina and the nation. Clients include railroad and transportation companies, insurance companies, financial institutions, commercial trust operations, international manufacturing concerns, medical practices, governmental entities and service boards, and temporary services agencies. Fulcher Hagler’s practice continues to evolve to meet the growing needs of current and future clients, striving to provide the highest quality legal services and representation.