Benchmark Litigation has named Sims|Funk a “Highly Recommended” firm in Tennessee and has recognized Sam Funk and Scott Sims as “Local Litigation Stars” in the areas of general commercial litigation and securities litigation. 

Benchmark noted that peers described Sims|Funk as “very prominent,” and that the firm has “quickly become a very busy, growing and impressive business litigation firm.” Others noted that the firm is “involved in high-profile matters on a regular basis. They have already had significant leadership roles at the bar and they are well known. You’ll get great feedback on them as lawyers and as people.” Finally, Sims|Funk lawyers are recognized as “very well respected and well liked, get a lot of conflict work as well as work from smaller firms that can’t handle more complex pieces of business litigation.”

Benchmark exclusively covers the litigation market in the US and around the world. It bills itself as “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys.” Its results are the culmination of extensive interviews with top private practice lawyers, in-house counsel and clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers.