Seven Venable Partners Named "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers®

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News follows Venable’s record-setting performance in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© with 93 attorneys achieving 159 placements across 47 practice groups


Washington, DC (August 15, 2013) – Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named seven Venable partners from the firm’s Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC offices as “Lawyers of the Year.”

The recognized attorneys include Co-Managing Partner Robert L. Waldman, Baltimore Non-Profit/Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year;" Bryson L. Cook, Baltimore Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year;" William D. Dolan III, Washington, DC Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) "Lawyer of the Year;" Douglas H. Green, Washington, DC Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year;" James J. Hanks, Jr., Baltimore Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year;"Sharon A. Kroupa, Baltimore Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year;" and Richard L. Wasserman, Baltimore Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year."

Best Lawyers® began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the United States in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year,” making the recognition particularly significant. Attorneys named as a “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during an exhaustive peer-review assessment conducted with thousands of leading attorneys each year. Receiving this honor reflects the high level of respect an attorney has earned from his/her peers in the same communities and the same practice areas for his/her abilities, professionalism and integrity.

News of this honor comes on the same day that Venable announced that a record 93 attorneys achieved 159 placements across 47 practice groups in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

For more than three decades, Best Lawyers® has earned the respect of the legal profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. The twentieth edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (2014) includes over 50,000 attorneys in 134 practice areas, compiled through exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of attorneys confidentially evaluate their peers. Inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 4.9 million detailed evaluations of attorneys by their peers.



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