For the 21st Edition (2015) of The Best Lawyers in America, 642 lawyers in the Connecticut region listed in Best Lawyers were contacted by telephone, email, and/or fax. Each one received a ballot tailored to his or her legal specialty and location. Of that group, 121 ballots were returned (19%). The total pool of candidates included 1146 previously-listed Connecticut lawyers and 718 new nominees. Overall, 96,426 votes were cast.
Solely on the basis of a tabulation of these votes, 654 lawyers from Connecticut were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers.
This information is from: http://www.bestlawyers.com/about/MethodologyCT.aspx.