The first list of lawyers, starting on Page 41, is based on a survey Richmond magazine mailed to 2,000 randomly selected practicing attorneys in the region. We asked that participants return the original survey in a provided postage-paid envelope. No faxes or photocopied ballots were counted.
The survey asked, Whom you would recommend, other than yourself, if a loved one needed advice on a particular [legal] topic? In this issue, we list the top three vote-getters in 28 categories. In some cases, more than three names are listed because of tie votes. Theres one exception: the category of most admired sitting judge.