As Best Lawyers describes the recognition:
Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 9.4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Our founding principle remains unchanged since 1981 and forms the basis of our transparent methodology: The best lawyers know who the best lawyers are. (As always, no fee or payment to participate is allowed.)
in 2016, Fialko was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte. He is one of very few attorneys who have been voted this recognition by his peers in both categories.