Three attorneys from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP recently were selected by their peers as “Best Lawyers’ 2009 Lawyer of the Year,” a new designation for the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. This honor is awarded to a single lawyer in each high-profile legal specialty for a large legal community.
The attorneys honored from Bradley Arant are: Thomas Neely Carruthers as Best Lawyers’ 2009 Birmingham Corporate Lawyer of the Year; James W. Gewin as Best Lawyers’ 2009 Birmingham Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year; and Richard F. Warren, Jr. as Best Lawyers’ 2009 Nashville Real Estate Lawyer of the Year.
Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers in America has become widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The current edition is based on more than 2.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in these surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee for a basic listing, Best Lawyers has gained the respect of the legal profession, the media, and clients as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.