Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP Named to U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2014 “Best Law Firms”

EL SEGUNDO, California, December 19, 2013 –   The law firm of Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year.

The firm’s inclusion in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” for the Los Angeles Metro area, Tier 2 in Litigation – Trusts & Estates, and Trusts & Estates Law comes in addition to the achievement of founding partner, attorney Christopher D. Carico being Top-Listed in El Segundo, California in separate fields of Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates for 2014.

Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas.

The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. In addition, to provide personal insight, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented in the decisionmaking process. 

About Carico Johnson Toomey, LLP

Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP ( is a boutique law firm based in Los Angeles’ South Bay that offers a broad range of legal services for high net-worth individuals and businesses, including general business/corporate law, estate planning and probate law, business and civil litigation, employment litigation, trust and estate litigation, and employment and labor law.   Carico Johnson Toomey’s Trusts & Estates lawyers have been recognized as among the top in their field by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America®, and in the Los Angeles Times.

About  “Best Law Firms”

The U.S. News  – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 19th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

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