Grand Rapids, Mich., November 5, 2012 — Smith Haughey is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s Grand Rapids attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Best Lawyers publication as “Lawyer of the Year” (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). The following four attorneys have been selected:
- William W. Jack, Jr. – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
- John M. Kruis – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
- E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr. – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
- John R. Oostema – Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Only one attorney from each practice group within a metropolitan area receives the title of “Lawyer of the Year”. According to Best Lawyers, “Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). An extensive peer-review process takes place to select candidates. All included lawyers must first be nominated by their peers, and then voted for by a certain number of listed lawyers who take part in the survey.