Nearly Two-Thirds of G&K’s Shareholders Named “Best Lawyers in America”

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Nearly Two-Thirds of G&K’s Shareholders Named “Best Lawyers in America”

Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm announced today that 36 attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Gallagher & Kennedy founders Michael L. Gallagher and Michael K. Kennedy are again honored with Best Lawyer titles for 2013.

Since it was first published 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 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 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 2013”:

  • 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
  • Paul K. Charlton – Native American Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • 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
  • D. Lee Decker – Environmental Law
  • 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
  • Robert J. Itri – Copyright Law
  • 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
  • Donald B. Petrie – Commercial Litigation
  • Jeffrey T. Pyburn – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Dean C. Short, II – Corporate Law, Sports Law
  • Terence W. Thompson – Corporate Law
  • Wm. Charles Thomson – Commercial Litigation
  • David L. Wallis – Environmental Law

About Best Lawyers in America

Published biennially since 1983 and annually as of the 2006 edition, “The Best Lawyers in America” is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers lists are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. For more information, please visit