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August 26, 2015

Best Lawyers names eight Stites & Harbison attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" for 2016

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC


(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named eight attorneys from Stites & Harbison, PLLC as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2016. Only one lawyer in each high-profile legal specialty in large legal communities is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The honored attorneys named include:

Philip W. Collier: Louisville Litigation – Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year

Thomas (Tom) E. Meng: Lexington Energy Law Lawyer of the Year

J. David Porter: Lexington Litigation – Trusts & Estates Lawyer of the Year

Stephen M. Ruschell: Lexington Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year

James C. Seiffert: Louisville Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year

Gregory D. Smith: Nashville Family Law Lawyer of the Year

Jack A. Wheat: Louisville Litigation – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year

Warren H. Wild, Jr.: Nashville Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year

Of special note, four of Stites & Harbison’s honored attorneys for 2016 have received the “Lawyer of the Year” honor two or more times — Philip W. Collier, Thomas (Tom) E. Meng, J. David Porter and Jack A. Wheat.

The lawyers honored as “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers’ surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally recognized referral guide to the legal profession that has been published since 1983. Attorneys selected for the publication are reviewed by professional peers through an extensive survey.

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