My kids have been telling me it for years, but I have always been a bit suspect. However, this morning I was informed that I had been selected by my peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America®" in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation.

According to the website, inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. For 25 years, the top lawyers in the U.S. have helped make The Best Lawyers In America the leading legal referral guide by candidly evaluating the work of other top lawyers in the same specialties and geographic areas.

Lawyers are nominated to Best Lawyers in three ways. First, all of the lawyers in the previous edition of Best Lawyers are automatically nominated into the next edition. Second, during the voting process, voting lawyers are asked to nominate any outstanding lawyers who have not yet been nominated. These lawyer nominations are generally for lawyers at other firms and register as votes as well as nominations.