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Twenty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 Edition

Published on: 10/11/2012

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA--Twenty lawyers from the law firm of Sands Anderson PC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), firm President Lee Byrd reported today.

"While it is always good to be noticed by your peers and included in lists of respected practitioners, the standards set by the Best Lawyers guides convey the recognition at a level that gives inclusion a very special status among the members of our firm," said Byrd.

"The lawyers and staff of Sands Anderson also take great pride in the fact that, each year, more attorneys from our ranks are nominated and selected for this important publication," he explained.

Listed in the 2013 edition of the Best Lawyers in America are:  Stephen E. Baril, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-Trusts & Estates and Professional Malpractice Law; L. Lee Byrd, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Litigation-Trusts & Estates, Litigation-Municipal; C. Michael DeCamps, Employment Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & Employment; Robert B. Delano, Jr., Appellate Practice, Insurance Law and Litigation-ERISA; C. Thomas Ebel, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Karen S. Elliott, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management; Benjamin W. Emerson, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law; Terrance L. Graves, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and Transportation Law; Phyllis C. Katz, Employee Benefits Law-ERISA; Bradford A. King, Education Law; Bruce L. Mertens, Trusts and Estates; Albert M. Orgain IV, Insurance Law and Transportation Law; Douglas P. Rucker, Jr., Corporate Law and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants; M. Pierce Rucker, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants; J. Jonathan Schraub, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants; Cullen D. Seltzer, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Plaintiffs; Daniel M. Siegel, Litigation-Municipal and Municipal Law; Roy M. Terry, Jr., Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; William N. Watkins, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants; and Carlyle R. Wimbish III, Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, 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."

Founded in 1842, Sands Anderson has 70 lawyers practicing in its five offices in Richmond, Christiansburg, Fredericksburg and McLean, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina. For 2013, the firm is ranked 11th in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly annual listing of the state’s largest law firms. Sands Anderson provides a full range of legal services to corporations and businesses, healthcare providers, financial institutions, state and local governments, the insurance industry, and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.sandsanderson.com.