Woods Aitken is pleased to announce that 13 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications.
The following Woods Aitken attorneys were selected in their respective practice areas for 2017:
Joseph H. Badami (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
Terry C. Dougherty (Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs)
Robert B. Evnen (Employment Law – Management)
Kory D. George (Construction Law)
Kerry L. Kester (Construction Law; Litigation – Construction)
Michael D. Matejka (Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Litigation – Real Estate)
Frank J. Mihulka (Corporate Law; Real Estate Law)
Allen L. Overcash (Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction)
James A. Overcash (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Construction Law)
Jerry L. Pigsley (Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management)
Paul M. Schudel (Utilities Law)
Edward H. Tricker (Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law)
Todd W. Weidemann (Construction Law)
In addition, Best Lawyers® honored two Woods & Aitken attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year”:
James Overcash: Lincoln Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year”
Jerry Pigsley: Lincoln Labor Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year”
"Lawyer of the Year" recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific Practice Area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.
The firm has also been recognized as a “Top Listed” firm in Construction Law for the state of Nebraska with the most listed lawyers in a particular region and practice area.
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. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."