LEXINGTON, Ky. — Nineteen attorneys from McBrayer law offices in Lexington and Louisville have achieved a 2019 listing in U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America. For the 2019 Edition, 7.8 million votes were analyzed. Founded in 1981, Best Lawyers highlights the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal industry.
Best Lawyers 2019 recognition was awarded to Stephen G. Amato; Jaron P. Blandford; Emily H. Cowles; Cynthia L. Effinger; James H. Frazier, III; Calvin R. Fulkerson; David J. Guarnieri; Mary Estes Haggin; Lisa English Hinkle; Douglas T. Logsdon; Robert E. Maclin, III; W. Terry McBrayer; Luke Morgan; W. Brent Rice; Christopher J. Shaughnessy; Terri R. Stallard; Robert T. Watson; Jack A. Wheat; and Jon A. Woodall.
Best Lawyers 2019 also features a “Lawyer of the Year” recognition for elite specialists was awarded to Stephen G. Amato (Employment Law: Management); James H. Frazier, III (Litigation: Real Estate); David J. Guarnieri (Criminal Defense: White Collar); and Cynthia L. Effinger (Litigation: Labor and Employment).
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list.
The recently released Super Lawyers list features McBrayer attorneys including Calvin R. Fulkerson; David J. Guarnieri; Emily H. Cowles; James H. Frazier, III; Jaron P. Blandford; Robert E. Maclin; Stephen G. Amato; Cynthia L. Effinger; Jack A. Wheat; and Robert T. Watson. Emily Cowles received a Top 50 listing in Kentucky, while Jack Wheat was included in the Top Ten for the Commonwealth. The 2019 ranking also highlights a special Rising Star distinction for attorneys under age 40 and with 10 or less years of practice, which includes Brittany M. Roethemeier, Jacob Walbourn and Preston Clark Worley. Both Walbourn and Worley are listed for the first time in 2019.
“The fact that multiple McBrayer attorneys are consistently found on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers lists is an indication of the quality of our firm and the consistency of the attorneys in giving our clients their all,” said Managing Member James H. Frazier, III. “We have an incredibly deep bench of talent, and I am extremely proud of the manner in which our attorneys exemplify the best of the legal profession in not only the daily practice of law but also in their commitment to enriching our community.”
Recognized specialties encompass a broad range of expertise, spanning Administrative / Regulatory Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Corporate Law; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White Collar; Employment Law: Management; Gaming Law; Government Relations Practice; Health Care Law; Insurance Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation: Bankruptcy; Litigation: Intellectual Property; Litigation: Labor and Employment; Litigation: Real Estate; Litigation: Trusts and Estates; Medical Malpractice Law: Defendants; Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law; Real Estate Law; Trademark Law; Utilities Law.