Merrida Coxwell Selected as One of the Best Lawyers Again

Dear Merrida P. Coxwell, Jr.:

Congratulations on having been selected by your peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialties of Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar and DUI/DWI Defense. Indeed, special congratulations are in order as you are one of a distinguished group of attorneys who have now been listed in Best Lawyers® for ten years or longer.

For a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Because selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey (comprising more than 2.8 million confidential evaluations by your fellow top attorneys) and because no fee or purchase is required to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is rightly considered a singular honor. Our annual, advertisement-free publication has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The Best Lawyers in America also reaches the largest and most targeted audience of any peer review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers is excerpted regularly in Corporate Counsel Magazine, reaching more than 44,000 general counsel. Excerpts also appear in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, and more than 60 other regional and city magazines, reaching more than 15 million influential readers. The Best Lawyers database is also now searchable on more than 350,000 Bloomberg Terminals™ worldwide.

Online, your legal specialty and contact information are visible to all visitors to Also, because you or your firm has purchased links on, your firm web pages are visible to non-subscriber site visitors as well. In the past year, our site received more than 9.4 million page views.

This year, for the first time, the Best Lawyers search engine will also appear on both the home page of and on, as Best Lawyers prepares the latest additions to U.S. News’s famous “America’s Best” series: America’s Best Law Firms and America’s Best Law Firms to Work For. These two sites, and, receive millions of visitors every month.

Again, congratulations on being selected by your peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers.


Steven Naifeh President Best Lawyers

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