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A Record Number! Thirty McBrayer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers® in America Lists for 2023

August 18, 2022

Best Lawyers 2023

McBrayer PLLC once again marks another year of growth and quality service to clients with 30 attorneys – a firm record – recognized in the 2023 editions of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in America and Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch.

Best Lawyers® 2023 recognition was awarded to Stephen G. Amato; Jaron P. Blandford; Keeana Sajadi Boarman; James H. Frazier, III; David J. Guarnieri; Mary Estes Haggin; Lisa English Hinkle; Virginia L. Lawson; Douglas T. Logsdon; Robert E. Maclin, III; Anne-Tyler Morgan; Daniel Luke Morgan; W. Brent Rice; Christopher J. Shaughnessy; Zachary C. Webster; Luke A. Wingfield; Jon A. Woodall; Preston C. Worley; and Brendan R. Yates in the firm’s Lexington office and Cynthia L. Effinger; Chris J. Gadansky; Ed Monarch; Alan D. Pauw; Ivan J. Schell; Robert T. Watson; and Jack A. Wheat in the firm’s Louisville office. 

Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers® additionally awards “Lawyer of the Year” distinctions to attorneys outstanding in their practice areas. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with this designation. This year, three McBrayer attorneys have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their fields: Christopher J. Shaughnessy (Health Care Law, Lexington, KY); David J. Guarnieri (Criminal Defense: White Collar, Lexington, KY); and W. Brent Rice (Utilities Law, Lexington, KY).Ones to Watch

For attorneys in their first decade of practice, Best Lawyers® recognizes “Ones to Watch.” McBrayer’s Lexington office boasts four honorees this year: returning honoree Kathryn A. Eckert and new honorees Addison M. Lowry; T. Neal Morris; and Cassidy L. Sorrells.

“Our McBrayer attorneys work hard to provide excellent service to our clients regardless of recognition, so honors such as this are just further confirmation of our success and high standards as a firm,” said Managing Member James H. Frazier, III. “As we reflect on this year’s achievements, we look forward to another year of delivering expert legal counsel to our clients.”

In the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in America, McBrayer attorneys were recognized for a broad range of practice focuses, including Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, 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, Energy Law, Gaming Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, International Mergers and Acquisitions, 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, Municipal Law, Natural Resources Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Real Estate Law, Trademark Law, Trusts and Estates, and Utilities Law.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 116,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received more than 17 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.

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