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Best Lawyers for 2010 Recognizes Firm's Expertise in Construction Law, Arbitration, and Mediation


Four partners were selected by their peers for the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in Americafor their knowledge and expertise in their field of practice.  The attorneys selected for this honor are:


  • Val McWhorter
  • Brian Vella
  • Mark Hanson
  • Richard Smith

As a firm, Smith Pachter McWhorter was nationally ranked for the practice area of Construction Law in U.S. News Best Law Firms, an expansion of the “America’s Best” series.
Published since 1983, Best Lawyers in America is a highly regarded reference to the country’s top lawyers and one of the highest professional accolades. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.