(201) Magazine presented the results of the first ever Bergen’s Top Lawyers 2011 peer-review survey, conducted by Professional Research Services (PRS) of Royal Oak, Mich. Thousand of attorneys throughout Bergen were contacted by PRS and asked who they would recommend within the county in given areas of law. Via an online ballot, each attorney was allowed to recommend up to three colleagues in each given legal specialty. (Note: The opinions are not those of (201), North Jersey Media Group or any of its employees.)

Once the online nominations were complete, each nominee was carefully evaluated on the basis of the survey results, the legitimacy of their license and their current standing with the State Bar Association of New Jersey. Attorneys who received the highest number of votes in each specialty are list on the following pages in alphabetical order.

The list is a resource for anyone seeking professional legal advice or counsel, but by no means does it fully represent all of the fine lawyers in Bergen. The lawyers selected reflect the confidential opinions of the survey participants. Moreover, voters and honorees chosen in the voting process were not required to advertise. Please join us in congratulating all of the winners.