Russ Watters Named Best Lawyers® 2018 Insurance Law 'Lawyer of the Year' in St. Louis
August 15, 2017
Best Lawyers® recognized Brown & James Principal Russell F. Watters as the 2018 Insurance Law "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. Watters is a shareholder and founding member of Brown & James, P.C. His practice is focused on complex business and insurance litigation and catastrophic injury and death cases. He is considered one of the leading national authorities in the field of business and insurance law, personal injury, and products liability litigation, having tried more than 200 cases to conclusion and more than 100 appeals throughout the state and federal levels. He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© list for Insurance Law every year since 2012.
Mr. Watters is continually named a Super Lawyer by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer Magazine and has been awarded the annual "No. 1 Trial Defense Verdict in Missouri" honor twice by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. He has been inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. He also recently received a certificate from the nationally recognized program of the University of Missouri School of Law's Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution for Mediation Training for Civil Cases.
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 more than 83,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote. 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."