Only one law firm may be named “Law Firm of the Year” in each of 87 practice areas in the United States, making this award a particularly significant achievement. Law firms receiving the “Law Firm of the Year” designation have an impressive overall performance in a particular practice area, representing a significant showing in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” initiative. Nine Jackson Kelly attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in mining law earlier this year. Jackson Kelly received this award based on a combination of factors including high performance on client surveys and feedback from attorneys in other firms in the same practice areas.