Once again showcasing the talent and quality service the firm is known for, 24 McBrayer PLLC attorneys in Lexington and Louisville have achieved a 2021 listing in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in America, a new firm record. The distinction is given based solely on peer review. Founded in 1981, Best Lawyers® highlights the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal industry.
Best Lawyers® 2021 recognition was awarded to Stephen G. Amato; Jaron P. Blandford; James H. Frazier, III; Calvin R. Fulkerson; David J. Guarnieri; Mary Estes Haggin; Lisa English Hinkle; Douglas T. Logsdon; Robert E. Maclin, III; W. Terry McBrayer; Jason Morgan; Luke Morgan; W. Brent Rice; Christopher J. Shaughnessy; Terri R. Stallard; Luke Wingfield; and Jon A. Woodall in the firm’s Lexington office and Maria C. Doyle; Cynthia L. Effinger; Alan D. Pauw; Ridley M. Sandidge, Jr.; Ivan J. Schell; Robert T. Watson; and Jack A. Wheat in the firm’s Louisville office.
Best Lawyers® 2021 also features a “Lawyer of the Year” recognition for elite specialists, and McBrayer has three attorneys with this distinction: Stephen G. Amato (Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Lexington, KY), James H. Frazier III (Litigation - Real Estate, Lexington, KY), and David J. Guarnieri (Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Lexington, KY).
Additionally, the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers® features a “Ones to Watch” category for attorneys who have been in practice less than ten years, and three McBrayer attorneys have been named to this list: John Michael Carter (Commercial Litigation), Kathryn A. Eckert (Health Care Law) and Courtney M. Hampton (Family Law).
“It’s my privilege every year to see so many of our outstanding attorneys on the Best Lawyers® in America list,” said Managing Member James H. Frazier, III. “This once again speaks to the impressive arsenal of legal aptitude our clients have on tap here. We’re also continuing to grow in recognition, with the new inclusion of Jason Morgan, Maria Doyle and Ridley Sandidge, as well as the recognition of our ‘Ones to Watch’ recipients, John Michael Carter, Kathryn Eckert and Courtney Hampton.”
Recognized specialties encompass a broad range of expertise, spanning Administrative / Regulatory Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law - Individuals, Employment Law - Management, Gaming Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Labor Law - Management, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Insurance, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Real Estate Law, Trademark Law, Trusts and Estates, and Utilities Law.