8 Leitner, Williams Attorneys Named Best Lawyers; 2 Named Best Lawyers "Lawyers Of The Year"

Monday, August 18, 2014

Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC announced that eight lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

“Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”

Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list:

Alan B. Easterly, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
William E. Godbold III, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
William E. Godbold III, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
J. Gregory Grisham, Litigation - Labor and Employment
Marc H. Harwell, Construction Law
Paul R. Leitner, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Gary S. Napolitan, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
David W. Noblit, Mediation
Thomas A. Williams, Insurance Law
Thomas A. Williams, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

In addition, David W. Noblit and William E. Godbold were named “Lawyers of the Year” for 2015 in the Chattanooga area in the following categories:

David W. Noblit, Mediation
William E. Godbold III, Medical Malpractice Law- Defendants

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