WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton rated as a First Tier Law Firm 2013. Best Lawyers have released the 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. The third edition of these rankings features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region. Firms were ranked nationally in one or more of 80 legal practice areas and by metro or state in 118 practice areas. The mission of "Best Law Firms" is to help guide referring lawyers and clients — from the country's largest companies requiring corporate legal advice to individuals seeking counsel regarding personal legal issues. "Because we combine hard data with peer reviews and client assessments, more and more clients inform us that ours are the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed," says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report's Money issue, on newsstands November 20, 2012. "U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings," says Smart. Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.( www.gmhlaw.com), ranks as the 12 th largest law firm in Michigan. Founded 39 years ago, located in Troy and Detroit, Michigan. Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is a full service law firm with 70 attorneys. Areas of practice include litigation, corporate law, health care law, business transactions, estate and trust planning, commercial litigation, governmental law, real estate, creditors' rights, criminal law, employment and labor and workers' compensation. GMH has been recognized as a Top Tier Law Firm in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Additional recognitions include Crain's Detroit Business Cool Place to Work and Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces 2012.