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Twenty-Three Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2020

Aug 15, 2019 - Firm News by

Hinkle Law Firm has twenty-three attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are reviewed on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
The following Attorneys were named to this year’s list:

  • Eric W. Barth – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Philip Davidson – Insurance Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Ryan D. Farley – Trusts and Estates
  • Hugh W. Gill – Trusts and Estates, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas Gilman – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Michael D. Herd – Real Estate Law
  • Mitchell L. Herren – Commercial Litigation, Trade Secrets Law
  • James Scott MacBeth – Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Mark R. Maloney – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Health Care
  • Eric S. Namee – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Edward J. Nazar – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Dan C. Peare – Trusts and Estates
  • Scott Pohl – Real Estate Law
  • David M. Rapp – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • John E. Rapp – Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Criminal Defense: General Practice, DUI/DWI Defense
  • Jay Skolaut – Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance
  • Steven P. Smith – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • James C. Spencer – Employment Law – Management
  • Michelle R. Stewart – Civil Rights Law
  • Martin R. Ufford – Real Estate Law
  • Dale Ward – Real Estate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law
  • Brian L. White – Insurance Law, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Gregory S. Young – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Health Care

Lawyer of the Year

Additionally, attorney David M. Rapp was selected as 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Appellate Practice. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.

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