Keesal, Young & Logan is proud to announce that 14 of the firms’ partners and shareholders were nominated by their peers to the national 2012 Best Lawyers listing, excelling in nine practice areas and continuing an honor achieved by members of the firm for more than a quarter century. Three KYL lawyers–Gordon  Young, Peter Boutin and Jodi Cohen–made their debut appearance in the Best Lawyers listing this year.

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KYL shareholders who achieved this honor are listed below by their respective practice areas:

Admiralty & Maritime Law
William H. Collier, Jr.
Douglas R. Davis 
John D. Giffin
Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.
Albert E. Peacock, III
Scott T. Pratt
Joseph A. Walsh, II

Environmental Litigation
Elizabeth P. Beazley
Scott T. Pratt

Labor & Employment Litigation
Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.
Terry Ross

Securities Litigation
Michael M. Gless
Terry Ross
J. Stephen Young 

Medical Malpractice
Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.

Natural Resources Law 
Douglas R. Davis

Product Liability Litigation 
Albert E. Peacock III
Gordon C. Young

Professional Malpractice Law
Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.

Securities/Capital Markets Law
Peter Boutin
Jodi S. Cohen

This is the 17th year in a row that both Michael Gless and William Collier have been recognized by this prestigious publication in the areas of Admiralty/Maritime Law and Securities/Capital Markets respectively.

The firm is also proud to announce that founding partner Skip Keesal, nominated to the Best Lawyers listing for 26 years straight, was listed this year in four separate categories—a rare achievement. Skip also received the distinction as a 2012 Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for Admiralty and Maritime in the Orange County Area.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Since 1983, this publication has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or unfamiliar practice areas. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012), is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers in the U.S. 

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