We are pleased to announce after a lengthy and thorough application process, our firm has been selected for membership in the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. This network consists of over 200 remarkable law firms around the globe that share our commitment to client service excellence, integrity and legal skill.
Our membership expands our ability to clients and referral sources. We can now connect you with effective attorneys to address virtually any issue you face – lawyers whose values align with those you have come to expect when dealing with Shaw Cowart.
The Stringent Primerus Membership Criteria
Primerus member firms in the United States must be rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell®, the respected law firm directory with a 150-year history of evaluating the strengths and ethics of lawyers. To evaluate its international members, Primerus looks to the Legal 500®, EMEA®, the IFLR 1000®, the Chambers Global Guide® and other trusted organizations.
The network thoroughly vets all prospective members based on rigorous criteria, known as the Six Pillars of Primerus. These include:
- Excellence of Work Product
- Reasonable Fee Structure
- Continuing Legal Education
- Civility to Bench and Bar
- Community Service
Primerus screens candidates carefully. It canvases current and past clients, judges, other attorneys, bar associations and insurers and uses this 360-degree feedback to guide decisions. Primerus also monitors its members, using regular audits and other due diligence processes to make sure that they continue to deliver elite performance per the Six Pillar metrics.