Brannock Humphries & Berman Listed As One of Florida’s Best Appellate Law Firms
The widely respected Chambers USA guide has ranked more Brannock Humphries & Berman lawyers as top appellate attorneys than any other law firm of any size in Florida. Brannock Humphries & Berman is also one of only seven law firms, including large international firms, that the 2021 Chambers guide singled out for having exceptional appellate practices.
Chambers is well-known for its rigorous and independent methodology and is often referred to as the “gold standard” in legal rankings. Rankings are not completed and released until Chambers’ full-time research staff talks to lawyers and clients, conducting in-depth telephone and email interviews. The focus is on law firms that handle complex, significant matters. Chambers considers factors like technical legal ability, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money, and the depth of a law firm’s team. Chambers also ranks individual lawyers based on their legal knowledge, ability, effectiveness, and client service.
During this year’s review process, one interviewee highlighted Brannock Humphries & Berman as “the absolute best,” while another described the firm as having “the finest appellate lawyers in the state of Florida without hesitation.” Brannock Humphries & Berman “has the obvious respect of appellate judges,” another interviewee stated, adding that “lower court judges are refreshed by the organization and focus they bring to a case.”
Apart from the firm’s top-tier ranking, Brannock Humphries & Berman’s three managing shareholders were each individually described as notable appellate practitioners. Steve Brannock and Celene Humphries were both listed in “Band 1,” two of just twelve lawyers to achieve Chambers’ highest ranking. Chambers noted Celene’s “keen sense of being able to reduce the most complex issues into simple and understandable arguments,” and described Steve as “an insightful lawyer who can handle complex cases.” In addition, Ceci Berman was ranked in “Band 3.” Chambers described her as “a master strategist with exceptionally strong intuition and judgment.”