Brown & James Principal David P. Ellington Named Best Lawyers 2017 St. Louis Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”

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August 15, 2016

Brown & James, P.C. is pleased to announce that David P. Ellington has been recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis.

Each year, Best Lawyers® presents the "Lawyer of the Year" award to a single lawyer with the highest overall peer-review for each practice area in a designated metropolitan area. The lawyers selected for this honor have received particularly outstanding ratings in the peer surveys conducted by Best Lawyers® for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Mr. Ellington, a shareholder and principal of Brown & James, P.C., has been a practicing trial lawyer for nearly thirty years. He is also a long serving member of the firm’s Management Committee. He has also been a leader in the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Ellington’s practice is devoted to the defense of professional liability claims against physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers. He is recognized across the St. Louis metropolitan area and the State of Missouri as an accomplished trial lawyer and leader in the field of medical malpractice defense. He has been named to twelve consecutive The Best Lawyers in America© lists, for both the Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants practice areas.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation in which over 83,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote. For the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

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