4 Lawyers from Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. Recognized by 2021 Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers

Over the past 45 years, our attorneys at Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. have worked hard for our clients and honed our courtroom skills so we could provide top-tier representation to plaintiffs in personal injury suits. Our success has been recognized multiple times, both through strong trial results and invitations to exclusive attorney organizations. This year, we are proud to announce 4 of our attorneys have once again been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© publication.

The honorees are:

  • Jeff Bauer, listed for his work in insurance law and litigation as week as plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and product liability litigation (Best Lawyers profile)
  • Neil Chanter, listed for his work in plaintiff’s medical malpractice law, personal injury litigation, and product liability litigation (Best Lawyers Profile)
  • Steve Garner, listed for his work in insurance law as well as plaintiff’s medical malpractice law, personal injury litigation, and product liability litigation (Best Lawyers profile)
  • Chandler Gregg, listed for his work in plaintiff’s personal injury and product liability litigation (Best Lawyers profile)

Additionally, Jeff Bauer, Neil Chanter, and Steve Garner have been named as a Springfield “Lawyer of the Year,” Jeff for his accomplishments in product liability litigation; Neil for his success in medical malpractice cases; and Steve for his insurance law work. This is the firms’ eighth year running with at least one member named as “Lawyer of the Year.” This honor goes to the attorney in each practice area and location with the highest feedback score.

Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch

We are also excited to announce the inclusion of 2 of our attorneys in the Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” list. Also decided by peer review, this award is open to attorneys who have been in private practice for 5-9 years or who are re-entering the field after an extended sabbatical. Lawyers selected for this recognition must undergo the same selection process as those on the Best Lawyers® list; after 10 years in practice, they are eligible for the full award.

This year, 2 lawyers from Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. were selected as “Ones to Watch:”

  • Jacob Lewis, listed for his work in plaintiff’s medical malpractice law
  • Nick Smart, listed for his work in plaintiff’s medical malpractice law and personal injury and product liability litigation

We congratulate both of them on their first recognition by this award.

What Does a Best Lawyers® Nod Mean?

The legal community is home to a variety of awards, some less notable than others. The Best Lawyers in America started in 1983 and in the decades since has become a trusted source of consumer information. Published by U.S. News and World Report, The Best Lawyers in America gathers an estimation of a lawyer by looking to their peers. For each nominee, those in the same practice area and region are asked a simple question: How likely would you be to refer a case to this attorney if you were too busy to take it?

The Best Lawyers® editorial team also allows rich feedback in the form of open-ended comments respondents can use to explain or reinforce their vote. Once all ballots have been received, they are reviewed, and attorneys are ranked from most to least trusted. The top scorers go through a short eligibility check to ensure they are active and in good standing with their local bar before being added to that year’s list. In 2020, the selections for The Best Lawyers in America were made based on 8.3 million votes nationwide.

Why Peer Reviews Matter

As attorneys, our competitors are often those who can most accurately judge our skills and successes. We attend the same continuing legal education seminars and social events, but also know how to pitch ourselves in comparison to others who might be after the same client. Though hearing a client’s perspective on the support they received is valuable, those who share a profession and its associated pool of knowledge can provide perspectives and points non-attorneys would not know to look for. Peer review thus allows for well-rounded opinions consumers and lawyers alike can trust.

We Know How to Get Results

Our team at Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. has been behind many big settlements and verdicts, including nearly $7 billion won against big tobacco. Recurring successes like those we’ve brought about are not due to chance. We’ve always been 100% dedicated to serving plaintiffs in personal injury cases so each case informs our strategy for the next. This focus has also allowed us to develop a technological approach to evidence creation and exhibition other firms simply do not have. Our attorneys work hard and do everything possible to find success for each client. Talk to us today to learn how our vision and dedication can help you after an accident.

Call Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. at (417) 855-2022 or contact us onlineto schedule your free consultation. If you were injured by another’s negligence, we’re here to help.

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