Shipman Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC Attorneys Recognized in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®. Mark Shipman Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate Litigation.

Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC is proud to announce that Mark Shipman and David Shaiken have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  Additionally, Mark S. Shipman was recognized, again, by Best Lawyers® as the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Real Estate Litigation.  Attorney Shipman was previously honored as Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning in the publication’s 2022 edition.

Attorneys Shipman and Shaiken are recognized in the following practice areas:

David Shaiken – Commercial Litigation

Mark Shipman – Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate, and Real Estate Law

“Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of top legal professionals,” says Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer.  “We are proud to continue to present the most respected, unbiased legal awards worldwide.”

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.  Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.  For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed to identify the top legal talent, as identified by their peers.  Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas.  They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.  These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.  Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Recognition by Woodward/White Inc. Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer review. More information on the methodology can be found at