Best Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their fields. For 2021, four Mickes O’Toole attorneys have earned this distinction; Wendy D. Boggiano in Labor and Employment Law; Thomas A. Mickes in Education Law; Thomas J. O’Toole, Jr. in Real Estate Law and Vincent D. Reese in the area of Labor and Employment Law.

Additionally, Patrick Brazil has been recognized as one The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, in the areas of Labor and Employment Law – Management & Litigation. These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

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.