LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2013) — Lawyer Monthly has selected attorney Andy Beshear of Stites & Harbison as its the 2013 winner for Consumer Lawyer of the Year – USA. The award honors the top consumer lawyer in the country.
In its Legal Awards edition, Lawyer Monthly quoted a client for whom Beshear secured the largest jury verdict in her local jurisdiction, stating: “We could not have asked for a better prepared, more personable or intelligent representative than we had with you and your staff. But the one thing that stands out the most for us was your personal commitment to the truth.”
Ken Sagan, chairman for Stites & Harbison, said Lawyer Monthly has recognized “something we see every day. Andy is an outstanding lawyer who fights for his clients.”
Nominations for the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards are accepted from both law firms and clients. Nomination emails are also sent to the readership of Lawyer Monthly, which includes more than 108,000 contacts. Only one winner is selected for each legal category.
Winners are chosen based on a strict set of criteria to include:
• the number of nominations received,
• supporting material supplied,
• amount of documented activity in the last 12 months when compared to industry peers,
• involvement in significant legal cases,
• legal expertise and innovation,
• innovation in client care,
• value of transactions, deals and cases,
• peer recognition and personal achievement,
• strategic thinking and planning, and
• previous accolades and entries within the international legal guides.
Beshear is a member of Stites & Harbison whose complex practice includes litigation, business and finance, non-profit, environmental and economic development work. His litigation practice includes general litigation, administrative law, anti-trust and environmental law. In his business and finance work, Beshear represents start-ups, utilities, banks, manufacturers, healthcare providers, transportation companies and international distributors. Beshear’s practice also includes consumer law. He recently secured an $11.4 million unanimous jury verdict for a technical school client, the largest jury verdict ever rendered in that venue.
Lawyer Monthly is a news website and monthly legal publication with content examining the key issues affecting the legal community globally, including major regions such as the U.S., Europe and Asia. The annual Legal Awards recognize the achievements of lawyers and law firms who have demonstrated legal excellence in their region and area of practice, which is available online and in print as of September 26, 2013.
Stites & Harbison is a full-service business and litigation firm with approximately 240 attorneys in nine offices in five states – Kentucky, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia.