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46 Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in America 2021”, 5 Named “Lawyer of the Year” and 7 Named “Ones to Watch”

Kaufman & Canoles is pleased to announce that the following attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021:                       

DEBRA C. ALBISTON, ERIC E. BALLOU, MICHAEL E. BARNEY, ROBERT J. BARRY, DALE TRUITT BERRETT, JOHN M. BREDEHOFT, KRISTAN B. BURCH, PAUL K. CAMPSEN, VONDA W. CHAPPELL, ANN K. CRENSHAW, LAWRENCE G. CUMMING, JASON R. DAVIS, DAVID M. DELPIERRE, ROBERT E. FARMER III, PAUL W. GERHARDT, LAURA GERINGER GROSS, PHILIP L. HATCHETT, ROBERT C. GOODMAN JR., BARRY W. HUNTER, DAVID KAMER, CHARLES E. LAND, DENNIS T. LEWANDOWSKI, RICHARD C. MAPP III, JEFFREY L. MARKS, VINCENT J. MASTRACCO JR., ALISON M. MCKEE, T. BRAXTON MCKEE, CHARLES V. MCPHILLIPS, TERENCE MURPHY, STEPHEN E. NOONA, JOHN M. PETERSON, ALFRED M. RANDOLPH, L. SCOTT SEYMOUR, MARY ELIZABETH SHERWIN, MARK A. SHORT, RANDY C. SPARKS JR., W. EDGAR SPIVEY, JEFFREY M. STEDFAST, EDWARD R. STOLLE, STEPHEN E. STORY, NEIL S. TALEGAONKAR, TIMOTHY O. TRANT II, WILLIAM R. VAN BUREN III, LEWIS W. WEBB III, BURT H. WHITT, AND JAMES L. WINDSOR.  

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. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and they have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.

Additionally, K&C is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been named Best Lawyers 2021 “Lawyer of the Year.” 

DEBRA C. ALBISTON was named Norfolk Family Lawyer of the Year

ERIC E. BALLOU was named Richmond Public Finance Lawyer of the Year

JASON R. DAVIS was named Norfolk Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year

CHARLES V. MCPHILLIPS was named Norfolk Corporate Lawyer of the Year

STEPHEN E. NOONA was named Norfolk Litigation – Patent Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” is an additional recognition awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

Additionally, K&C is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named Best Lawyers 2021 “Ones to Watch.”

CLARK J. BELOTE, JACOB L. GLASSER, LAUREN S. KADISH, ELLIS H. PRETLOW, BENJAMIN A. WILLS, LAURA DICKSON RIXEY, and ADAM B. PRATT.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch awards recognize extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States. Like traditional Best Lawyers awards, a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition is based entirely on peer review.


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