Bluestein Attorneys included in 2020 Best Law Firms in America

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Bluestein Attorneys has been named in the top tier for the Columbia area in three practice areas in the 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms,” a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® publication that recognizes the top practices in the nation. This is the firm’s 10th year in the listing.

That’s two more practice areas than last year. Here are the new Tier 1 rankings for Bluestein in the metropolitan area:

• Appellate Practice
• Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
• Workers' Compensation Law – Claimants

To be eligible for a ranking, law firms must have at least one lawyer included in Best Lawyers. Recently, four Bluestein Attorneys were selected to be honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2020, and one of them – Founding Partner Marti Bluestein – has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Columbia in Workers’ Compensation by the annual publication.

The other three and their respective practice areas were Blake Hewitt, Appellate Practice and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Clarke Newton, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; and Allison Sullivan, Workers' Compensation Law – Claimants.

Best Lawyers in America, which thousands of lawyers and corporations use annually, is regarded as a definitive guide to the legal profession in the United States. Based on confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country, the guide is advertisement-free and no fee is required to be included. All attorneys in the publication are subject to peer review within both their practice areas and their cities.

Once a firm is eligible, clients and colleagues evaluate the whole firm on key factors including knowledge, responsiveness, integrity and cost effectiveness. Attorneys are also asked if they consider the firm to be a worthy competitor. The data is then complied to determine final rankings in Best Law Firms in America. For more information, see

About Bluestein Attorneys

Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC, combines innovative solutions with professional services to protect the rights of South Carolina citizens in a compassionate environment. Founded in 2000, the firm offers representation in the following areas: workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, criminal defense in both state and federal courts, appellate advocacy, veterans’ disability, personal injury, products liability, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, whistleblower representation, and business litigation. Learn more at

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