LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky law firm McBrayer had 33 attorneys that were recognized by U.S. News, Best Lawyers 2023.
The recipients were Stephen G. Amato; Jaron P. Blandford; Keeana Sajadi Boarman; James H. Frazier, III; David J. Guarnieri; Mary Estes Haggin; Lisa English Hinkle; Virginia L. Lawson; Douglas T. Logsdon; Robert E. Maclin, III; Anne-Tyler Morgan; Daniel Luke Morgan; W. Brent Rice; Christopher J. Shaughnessy; Zachary C. Webster; Luke A. Wingfield; Jon A. Woodall; Preston C. Worley; and Brendan R. Yates in the firm’s Lexington office and Cynthia L. Effinger, Chris J. Gadansky, Ed Monarch, Alan D. Pauw, Ivan J. Schell, Robert T. Watson, and Jack A. Wheat in the firm’s Louisville office.
Best Lawyers additionally awards “Lawyer of the Year” distinctions to attorneys outstanding in their practice areas. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with this designation. This year, three McBrayer attorneys have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their fields: Christopher J. Shaughnessy (Health Care Law, Lexington, KY), David J. Guarnieri (Criminal Defense: White Collar, Lexington, KY), and W. Brent Rice (Utilities Law, Lexington, KY).
For attorneys in their first decade of practice, Best Lawyers recognizes “Ones to Watch.” McBrayer’s Lexington office boasts four honorees this year: returning honoree Kathryn A. Eckert and new honorees Addison M. Lowry, T. Neal Morris, and Cassidy L. Sorrells.
“Our McBrayer attorneys work hard to provide excellent service to our clients regardless of recognition, so honors such as this are just further confirmation of our success and high standards as a firm,” said Managing Member James H. Frazier, III. “As we reflect on this year’s achievements, we look forward to another year of delivering expert legal counsel to our clients.”
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 116,000 industry-leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received more than 17 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.
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