Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. earned top rankings both nationally and in the St. Louis metropolitan region in the 2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. The St. Louis plaintiff litigation law firm was placed in the Tier 1 (the top category) for all law firms across the country in the Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs practice categories. Gray, Ritter & Graham also ranked among the nation’s best in Railroad Law, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation – Banking & Finance. In the rankings for St. Louis Metropolitan law firms, Gray, Ritter & Graham achieved the Tier 1 ranking in five practice categories: Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs. The rankings are a joint effort between U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America. Practice area rankings were produced both nationally and within 170 metropolitan areas across the United States. The survey included every U.S. lawyer listed in Best Lawyers, law firm clients, and law firm associates. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness and whether they would refer a matter to a firm and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. Clients voted on expertise, responsiveness, civility and whether they would refer another client to the firm.