10 Brown & James Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers in America List

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The lawyers of Brown & James are noted for their achievements. A number of our lawyers are regularly recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for their preeminence in the legal profession. Our lawyers also include members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, and other significant professional organizations.


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August 26, 2013

Brown & James, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 lawyers have been named to the 2014 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 list 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 show 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.

Brown & James, P.C. would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2014 Best Lawyers in America list:

David R. Buchanan, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
David P. Ellington, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
David P. Ellington, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Michael B. Maguire, Insurance Law
Brian R. Plegge, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Robert S. Rosenthal, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Robert S. Rosenthal, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Steven H. Schwartz, Commercial Litigation
Steven H. Schwartz, Construction Law
Peter F. Spataro, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
T. Michael Ward, Appellate Practice
Russell F. Watters, Insurance Law
Philip L. Willman, Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

About Brown & James, P.C.

Brown & James, P.C. is a Midwest regional law firm with more than 100 attorneys representing companies in litigation, appeals and insurance coverage matters.  With offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, Mo., Belleville, Ill., and Little Rock, Ark., firm attorneys regularly represent clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies throughout the region. Brown & James has been recognized as one of the top trial firms in the Midwest, having been named the "Winningest Defense Firm" the past five years in a row by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.  For more information, please visit www.brownjames.com.

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