10 Leitner Williams Attorneys Named To Best Lawyers; Godbold Named "Lawyer Of The Year"

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC announced that 10 lawyers have been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

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 75 countries.

"For more than a third of the century," said CEO Steven Naifeh, "Best Lawyers has been the gold standard of excellence in the legal profession." President Phil Greer said, "We are extremely proud of that record and equally proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these exceptional legal professionals."

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 2018 The Best Lawyers in America list:

Craig R. Allen - Construction Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

C. Douglas Dooley - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Litigation - Insurance

Alan B. Easterly - Insurance Law, Transportation Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

James F. Exum III - Insurance Law

William E. Godbold III - Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Marc H. Harwell - Construction Law, Insurance Law

Gary S. Napolitan - Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

David W. Noblit - Insurance Law, Mediation

Meredith B. Weaver - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Thomas A. Williams - Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

In addition, attorney William E. Godbold III was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants in the Chattanooga area. 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. 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.

 



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