Phoenix Magazine Names 7 G&K Attorneys to Inaugural Top Lawyers Issue

PHOENIX Magazine

Phoenix Magazine Names 7 G&K Attorneys to Inaugural Top Lawyers Issue

Gallagher & Kennedy is proud to announce that seven of our lawyers have been peer-selected for PHOENIX Magazine's first-ever TOP LAWYERS issue.

Jennifer A. Cranston - Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
Robert E. Jones, Jr. - Wills, Estates, Trusts
William F. King - Civil Law Litigation
Kevin D. Neal - Aviation
Michael R. Ross - Civil Law Litigation
J. Tyrrell "Ty" Taber - Plaintiff's Personal Injury
Woody C. Thompson - Criminal Defense


It's time to lawyer up!

Our inaugural list of the Valley’s most respected legal eagles spans 39 specialties, from personal injury attorneys to business litigators. And all of them are peer-selected, so you know they’ll do your case justice.

How We Picked Our Top Lawyers

PHOENIX magazine generates its Top Lawyers list via an online survey of practicing attorneys in the Greater Phoenix area. Partnering with Colorado Springs-based information research firm Data Joe, PHOENIX disseminates emails to each of the roughly 16,000 active attorneys licensed with the State Bar of Arizona, directing them to an online portal managed by Data Joe. The survey, which takes place over six weeks, asks respondents to provide the names of up to three attorneys they deem the best in 39 legal specialties. To spread the votes democratically, respondents are asked to nominate at least one attorney in each category who works in a firm other than their own.

At the conclusion of the voting, Data Joe tallies the votes digitally and verifies that vote recipients are in good standing with the State Bar. PHOENIX editors then set the vote thresholds in a manner that ensures the top 10 to 20 percent of vote-getters in each category make the Top Lawyers list. Our fact-checkers then call each attorney on the final list to confirm their affiliation with a Valley-based firm and obtain accurate contact information.

PHOENIX does not give preference to attorneys who advertise. Top Lawyers earn their place on the list purely by virtue of the votes they receive, and our sales staff does not see the list until the lawyers have been confirmed by our fact-checkers. 2022 is the first year PHOENIX has conducted Top Lawyers.