Chambers and Partners released its 2008 ratings of law firms in the United States, and the firm of Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, PC received a high rating. Chambers reports that, “This ‘high quality’ Mobile firm is recognized for its leading litigation practice with one source claiming: ‘You can’t get better lawyers in that area.’ It is the team of choice for top-notch litigation work in Mobile and is frequently referred to by its competitors.”
Chambers and Partners also gave high ratings to firm members Fred Helmsing and John Leach. Chambers reports that, “‘Experienced authority’ Frederick Helmsing practices in products liability, corporate and tax litigation; he is also recognized as being ‘highly skilled in the criminal arena’ and is ‘a phenomenal lawyer and a great guy’. John Leach is admired by peers for his ‘varied expertise at a high level’ and for being ‘universally respected by the bench and the Bar'”.