Best Lawyers®, the only purely peer-review™ guide to the legal profession, announced the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America on August 15, 2018. Congratulations to the following partners at Culhane Meadows who have been named to list for the 2019 Edition:
- Terese Connolly, Employment-Management Law
- Kelly R. Culhane, Insurance Law
- Kevin Grierson, Technology Law
- Heather Clauson Haughian, Privacy and Data Security Law
- James E. Meadows, Technology Law & Information Technology Law
- Kevin D. Sheldon, Technology Law
- Kimberly A. Verska, Privacy and Data Security Law
- Lynnette R. Warman, Bankruptcy Law
Additionally, James Meadows is the 2019 Lawyer of the Year recipient for Information Technology Law in the Atlanta market (reprising an honor he also received during the category’s inaugural year in 2011).
Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 145 practice areas. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.
“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. We are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer.
Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. The process begins when attorneys are nominated for consideration. They are divided by geographic region and practice area and are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional reputation. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo an authentication process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing. Only then can these top attorneys be recognized by Best Lawyers.
Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”