4 K&C Attorneys Named “Lawyers of the Year”
Hampton Roads, VA and Richmond, VA – November 2009 – Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s partners have been named Best Lawyers in America 2010 “Lawyer of the Year.”
JOHN M. BREDEHOFT was named Norfolk Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year
KIRKLAND M. KELLEY was named Norfolk Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
CHRISTOPHER J. MUGEL was named Richmond Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year
HUNTER W. SIMS JR. was named Norfolk Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year
For the first time in more than a quarter-century in publication, Best Lawyers in America is designating “Lawyer of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities, honoring a single lawyer in each specialty as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
Mr. Bredehoft, a partner in the firm’s Norfolk office, is a member of the Labor and Employment practice group. His practice emphasizes litigation and litigation-avoidance strategies, and regularly includes discrimination and harassment matters, executive contracts, trade secret and computer crime cases, and advice and litigation on covenants restricting post-employment competition. Ms. Kelley is a partner in the firm’s Norfolk office and a member of the Private Client Services practice group. She specializes in estate planning, probate, and estate and trust administration. Mr. Mugel, a partner in the firm’s Richmond office, is a member of the Intellectual Property and Franchising practice group. His practice focuses on intellectual property matters, transactional and litigation, as well as the related areas of antitrust and trade regulation, distribution and franchise law, and advertising law. Mr. Sims is a partner in the firm’s Norfolk office and a member of the Litigation practice group. He specializes in complex business litigation, patent infringement, antitrust, securities, legal malpractice, and white-collar criminal defense cases.
Best Lawyers in America compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
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