Gene Killian, The Killian Firm, P.C., is included in U.S. News and Best Lawyers list of Best Law Firms for 2011-2012. The firm is AV-rated (highest peer review available for competence and ethics), and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the leading insurance firms in New Jersey (representing business policyholders). In addition, the firm handles employment law and general commercial litigation.

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings, marking the second edition of this highly-anticipated annual analysis. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S.News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011; the national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication, which is being distributed to 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to 58,000 private practice lawyers worldwide; the rankings in their entirety are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

According to Gene Killian, “This is truly an honor for me personally and for my firm to have been selected and included in this prestigious ranking.”

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These rankings, which are presented in tiers, showcase 9,633 different law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 75 major legal practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 119 major legal practice areas. An important addition to this year’s rankings is the naming of one “Law Firm of the Year” in each of the 75 nationally ranked practice areas. Law firms receiving this designation had an impressive overall performance in our research and are receiving the first award of this kind by U.S.News and Best Lawyers®.

Full data for the law firms that received rankings is available online, from the largest firms in the country to hundreds of one-person and two-person law firms, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.

The mission of “Best Law Firms” from the start has been to help guide referring lawyers and clients – from the country’s largest companies needing corporate legal advice to individuals needing to get a divorce or write a will – issues that have a bet-the-company implication (in the case of a corporation) or a potentially life-changing result (in the case of an individual).

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers® also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers® lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

The Killian Firm, P.C., was founded in 1995. Gene Killian has been profiled by The Star-Ledger and featured on WRNJ radio.

Gene is a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only organization of elite trial attorneys. He has served as lead trial counsel in several landmark cases, such as Universal-Rundle Corp. v. American Motorists Insurance Co., which defined the scope of insurance coverage for environmental contamination under New Jersey law.

Mr. Killian has been an active participant in the New Jersey State Bar Association’s military pro bono project and the Pro Bono Partnership. He has been named multiple times to “Best Lawyers in America,” and a SuperLawyer by New Jersey Monthly magazine.

The Killian Firm, P.C. is known for its cost effective resolution of insurance, employment and commercial disputes. Gene Killian can be reached at ekillian@tkfpc.com or by calling 732.912.2100.