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Fairfield and Woods is frequently recognized for achievement in the legal profession and our community. A number of professional organizations and publications rank our attorneys as leaders in their fields, including the following.

American Colleges

A number of our attorneys have been recognized by American Colleges. American Colleges select fellows on varying criteria, but all share the highest standards of professionalism and leadership in their practices. Fellowship is an honor that FW attorneys are proud to have.


 Best Lawyers


Every year, a number of Fairfield and Woods attorneys are selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America legal reference guide, the oldest peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. The following attorneys have been selected for inclusion: Charles F. Brega, Charlton H. Carpenter, Bruce A. Fowler, Caroline C. Fuller, Thomas P. Kearns, Brent T. Johnson, Craig D. Joyce, Robert L. Loeb Jr., Mike Smith, John M. Tanner, and Colin A. Walker.

Additionally, the firm has been included in the Best Law Firms rankings in U.S. News & World Report for the Denver area since it launched in 2010.



Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest information services company to the legal profession, recognizes Fairfield and Woods as "one of the top ranked law firms in the United States," as determined by the firm's percentage of AV Preeminent rated lawyers.  The AV lawyer rating recognizes legal ability and professional ethical standards.  More than 75 percent of FW's eligible attorneys are listed AV Preeminent.


Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, annually recognizes a number of Fairfield and Woods attorneys to Colorado Super Lawyers and to the Rising Stars list. In 2016, the following were selected for inclusion: Charles F. Brega, Charlton H. Carpenter, Rita M. Connerly, Joseph B. Dischinger, Caroline C. Fuller, Brent T. JohnsonCraig D. Joyce, Thomas P. Kearns, Robert L. Loeb, Jr., Cecil E. MorrisJason B. Robinson, and John M. Tanner. J. Randolph Earnest and Gil B. Selinger were selected for inclusion in Colorado Rising Stars.