More Than Half of G&K’s Shareholders Named “The Best Lawyers in America”

For Immediate Release


PHOENIX (August 31, 2011) – Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm announced today that 30 attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.). Gallagher & Kennedy founders Michael L. Gallagher and Michael K. Kennedy are again honored with Best Lawyer titles for 2012.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The following Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys are named “The Best Lawyers in America 2012”:

  • Dana S. Belknap – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Robert W. Boatman – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Alexander L. Broadfoot – Real Estate Law
  • Timothy D. Brown – Tax Law
  • Shannon L. Clark – Personal Injury Litigation
  • John R. Clemency – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • James B. Connor – Real Estate Law
  • J. Stanton Curry – Environmental Law
  • Mark M. Deatherage – Commercial Litigation
  • James G. Derouin – Environmental Law
  • David A. Durfee – Real Estate Law
  • E. Calvin Fuchs – Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation
  • Mark A. Fuller – Commercial Litigation
  • Michael L. Gallagher – Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television, Sports Law
  • Michael M. Grant – Administrative Law, Energy Law
  • Jeffrey D. Gross – Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Scott K. Henderson – Real Estate Law
  • Tom Henze – Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Donald Peder Johnsen – Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Michael K. Kennedy – Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation
  • David P. Kimball, III – Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Anne L. Leary – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Patrick J. McGroder III – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Sports Law
  • Barry D. Mitchell – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Dalva L. Moellenberg – Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Mark S. O’Connor – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Kevin E. O’Malley – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Municipal, Litigation – Securities
  • Dean C. Short, II – Corporate Law, Sports Law
  • Terence W. Thompson – Corporate Law
  • David L. Wallis – Environmental Law

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