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The Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes Six Smith Duggan Partners; Two Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch
Best Lawyers, the highly regarded peer-review guide for the legal profession, has just released the 28th edition of. Once again numerous Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo partners were included in these prestigious The Best Lawyers in America rankings.
For the ninth consecutive year, founding partner Christopher A. Duggan was recognized for his professional excellence in three key areas of trial practice: commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and product liability litigation defense.
David M. Governo was selected for his successful representation of defendants in mass tort litigation and class actions. He was also recognized for defending personal injury lawsuits.
Paul Alan Rufo was cited for his skill in real estate law. For the seventh consecutive year, Andrew P. Stempler was also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for real estate law.
Mathew J. Walko was selected for his accomplishments in insurance law while Kenneth M. Wright was acknowledged for his expertise in family law.
The Best Lawyers in America also lists attorneys who have demonstrated professional excellence early in their careers in a category titled, “Ones to Watch.” The Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo selections were partner Vincent N. DePalo for product liability litigation – defendants, personal injury litigation – defendants, commercial litigation, and mass tort litigation/class actions – defendants. James E. Clancy IV was recognized for trusts and estates.
The Best Lawyers in America is considered one of the leading peer-reviewed resources for selecting the best legal talent worldwide. For the current edition, the publication highlights only the top six percent of private practicing attorneys in the United States.
“Ones to Watch” is based entirely on peer review and employs the same methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal rankings worldwide.