Who conducted this survey?
Professional Research Services Inc. (PRS) is a Detroit-based company that administers peer-review surveys of professionals including doctors, lawyers and dentists.
Who was surveyed?
According to PRS, more than 2000 lawyers in Pima County were contacted.
How many lawyers responded to the survey?
Thousands of votes were cast, according to PRS. The research company received more than a 10 percent response rate to the survey.
What type of question was asked on the survey?
Lawyers were asked to recommend up to three colleagues in a given specialty. Once the ballots were counted, 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 of Arizona.
Did specialists vote only within their specialty?
No, lawyers voted across all specialties.
Could a lawyer vote for himself or herself?
Technically, yes, but most lawyers only recommended their colleagues, as the survey was designed as a peer review. Additionally, each lawyer appearing on the list received more than one vote.
Must a lawyer advertise in Tucson Lifestyle to be included?
The answer to this is “absolutely not.”
Are the lawyers listed in any particular order?
Lawyers are listed by specialty, in alphabetical order.