Belluck & Fox, LLP, a New York law firm that focuses on representing victims of mesothelioma and personal injuries, has won a coveted spot on a list of America’s best law firms, to be published jointly by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers magazine.

“Belluck & Fox strives to provide first-rate representation to individuals with mesothelioma, and it’s gratifying to have that effort recognized by two prominent publications that rank institutions and lawyers,” said NY lawyer Joseph W. Belluck, a partner in Belluck & Fox, LLP.

The inaugural rankings released this week are based on peer surveys combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers in the most recent Best Lawyers survey of leading lawyers. The listings showcase 8,782 different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas.

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, said the collaboration between his publication and U.S. News & World Report has produced “the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”

Attorneys at Belluck & Fox have previously been included on the Best Lawyers list, but Belluck said it was a special honor to gain a place on the list of best firms.

“We are proud of our lawyers individually, but we are also proud of what we do collectively as a NY personal injury law firm,” Belluck said. “We are pleased to have been placed among the best because it means we’re serving clients well who are in great need.”

The New York personal injury lawyers of Belluck & Fox represent many people suffering from mesothelioma, a malignant cancer of the lining of the lung and abdomen closely associated with inhaling microscopic asbestos dust. About 2,500 to 3,000 Americans die each year of mesothelioma and thousands more die of lung cancer related to asbestos.

Generating the new list of best firms involved an exhaustive survey. In the end, 9,514 clients, including every Fortune 100 company, provided 194,370 firm practice-area evaluations; 6,190 clients provided 11,181 comments about law firm practice areas and individual lawyers; and 8,842 lawyers provided 594,012 firm practice-area evaluations.

The complete rankings are online at; the national first-tier rankings will be featured in the October print issue of U.S. News & World Report, which will go on sale September 27.  Belluck & Fox LLP can be contacted at 877-695-2909.