Thomas W. Bertz

BertzTitle: Partner (Retired)

Company: Anderson O’Brien Law Firm

Location: Stevens Point, WI

Stevens Point, WI, July 20, 2016, Thomas Bertz, Partner at Anderson O’Brien Law Firm, has been recognized by Elite American Lawyers, for dedication, achievement and leadership in personal injury law.

Mr. Bertz has 50 years of experience as a partner of Anderson O’Brien Law Firm, where he primarily practices in the area of personal injury. He attributes his success to his hard work. He became involved in his profession because he developed an interest in law at an early age. Mr. Bertz received a degree from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. He continued at Marquette University to earn a JD in 1962. While at Marquette University, he supplied his talents as the assistant editor of the Marquette Law Review. To continue expanding his experience, Mr. Bertz was selected as a law clerk to Chief Justice Timothy Brown of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Mr. Bertz maintains affiliation with the American Bar Association, The Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and the State Bar of Wisconsin. In recognition of his professionalism and dedication, he was named as an AV Preeminent Attorney, and one of the Top Attorneys in Wisconsin. Mr. Bertz has formerly served as the past president of the Portage County Bar Association, the Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation. Continue reading

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Gregory Kinnamon

Kinnamon, Gregory 1973050Title: Attorney

Company: The Kinnamon Firm

Location: Dalton, GA

Dalton, GA, June 30, 2016, Gregory Kinnamon, Attorney, has been recognized by Elite American Lawyers, for dedication, achievement and leadership in civil litigation.

Mr. Kinnamon is distinguished for more than 30 years of practicing law. Focused on representing clients in civil litigation course, Mr. Kinnamon is exceptionally versed in county government law, business law, probate law, wrongful death, real estate, automobile accidents and personal injury. In addition to his successful law career, Mr. Kinnamon has also served two terms with the Georgia House of Representatives. In addition, he sits in a directorship role with the First National Community Bank. Opening the doors to his own firm nearly 20 years ago, Mr. Kinnamon handles both cases and management. He is recognized with an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Continue reading

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John Cushing

Cushing, John 2012285Title: Attorney

Company: Cushing Law Offices

Location: Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL, June 30, 2016, John Cushing, Attorney at Cushing Law Offices, has been recognized by Elite American Lawyers, for dedication, achievement and leadership in personal injury law.

As a personal injury lawyer with nearly 40 years of experience, Mr. Cushing has overseen hundreds of cases related to personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, automobile negligence and workers’ compensation. Working in a civil atmosphere allows him to defend victims in a non-physical way. With extensive state and federal court trial experience, Mr. Cushing works alongside his son and firm to help people who are going through the worst times of their lives. A major highlight of his career has been obtaining a $21 million dollar verdict for a family of a woman who died due to a defective pain medication patch. Due to his work, the pharmaceutical manufacturer of the patch discontinued it, and implemented a new design that prevents unintended overdoses like the one that lead to the woman’s death. Continue reading

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Lawrence E. Castle

Castle, Lawrence 1901607Title: Attorney at Law

Company: Lawrence Castle, Attorney at Law

Location: Foxfield, CO

Foxfield, CO, June 30, 2016, Lawrence E. Castle, Attorney at Law at Lawrence Castle, Attorney at Law, has been recognized by Elite American Lawyers for dedication, achievement and leadership in real estate and corporate law.

Influenced by his parents, Mr. Castle entered the legal industry 30 years ago. He has gained extensive experience in all aspects of corporate law and business planning, commercial real estate, mortgage lending, and tax, franchise, securities and partnership law. As the principal lawyer of his firm, he is responsible for managing the daily operations, and handling non-routine foreclosure matters, title issues and claims, commercial-loan foreclosures and deeds in lieu of foreclosure, as well as general estate law issues. Continue reading

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Debra James

Debra James 1907579Title: Attorney

Company: Greer, Herz & Adams, L.L.P.

Location: Galveston, TX

Galveston, TX, June 24, 2016, Debra G. James, Attorney at Greer, Herz & Adams, L.L.P., has been recognized by Elite American Lawyers for dedication, achievement and leadership in banking and real estate law.

Named Outstanding Young Lawyer of Galveston County by the American Bar Association in 1989, Ms. James started her career off on the right foot. She first gained an interest in law after spending a college semester in Washington, D.C. Ms. James realized that a law degree was a stepping stone to a world of careers and opportunities, and she decided to pursue a career in the field. She graduated with a JD from the University of Houston Bates College of Law, cum laude, in 1982. Continue reading

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Theodore J. Fournaris

Fournaris, Theodore 2068230Title: Attorney

Company: Fournaris & Sanet P. A.

Location: Miami, FL

Miami, FL, June 22, 2016, Theodore Fournaris, Attorney at Fournaris & Sanet P.A., has been recognized by Elite American Lawyers, for dedication, achievement and leadership in personal injury law.

With an impressive professional history dating back more than 30 years, Mr. Fournaris has aided scores of clients in matters relating to personal injury, medical malpractice, prescription negligence, construction site accidents, product liability, as well as car, truck, boating and motorcycle accidents. His involvement in this area of law stems from his desire to help people going through crises. Through the years, he has offered positive assurance to his clients, and has succeeded in fighting for his clients. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which only allows attorneys who have achieved settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million dollars. Continue reading

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Michael J. Eyre

Michael Eyre 1863236Title: Attorney

Company: Law Offices of Michael J. Eyre

Location: Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA, June 21, 2016, Michael Eyre, Lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael J. Eyre, has been recognized by Elite American Lawyers, for dedication, achievement and leadership in personal injury, business litigation and real estate law.

Mr. Eyre brought more than two decades of experience when he opened the doors to his law firm in 2009. Known for resolving cases in the personal injury, business litigation and real estate areas, he leads his team to resolving cases in favor of his clients. Mr. Eyre sees to it that disputes ranging from breach of contract and business dissolution to eminent domain and zoning matters are handled. In addition, he lends his experience to matters concerning real estate finance disputes, and suits for specific performance. For cases involving personal injury, Mr. Eyre oversees everything from automobile accidents to product liability and cases involving dog bites and industrial accidents. Continue reading

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Stanley Sporkin

SporkinTitle: Esquire, Judge (Retired)

Company: Stanley Sporkin, Esq.

Location: Washington, DC

Washington, District of Columbia, June 13, 2016, Stanley Sporkin, Esq., Retired Judge, has been recognized by Elite American Lawyers, for dedication, achievement and leadership in litigation, mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Sporkin has 50 years of legal experience, having retired from his role as a judge. Throughout his career, he set himself apart through his knowledge of litigation, mediation and arbitration services. During his active years, he regularly provided legal counsel and assisted corporate boards, general counsels and private law firms in financial and regulatory matters. Continue reading

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William H. Edwards

Title: Esquire

Company: Moore Taylor Law Firm

Location: West Columbia, SC

West Columbia, SC, May 19, 2016, William H. Edwards, Esquire at Moore Taylor Law Firm, has been recognized by Elite American Lawyers, for dedication, achievement and leadership in legal services.

Mr. Edwards has been an accomplished lawyer for Moore Taylor Law Firm for 12 years. He practices in several areas of law, including automobile accidents, personal injury, civil litigation, business litigation and social security disability.  He provides his clients with various services including litigation. In addition, he is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court. He decided to go into law to follow in the footsteps of his father, who currently serves as a circuit judge. Mr. Edwards is affiliated with the South Carolina Bar, Lexington County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the Richmond County Bar Association and the National Trial Lawyers Association. Continue reading

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John Eric Olson

Olson, John 2069594Title: Partner

Company: Hill Rivkins LLP

Location: Rockville Centre, NY

Rockville Centre, NY, May 5, 2016, John Eric Olson, Partner at Hill Rivkins LLP, has been recognized by Elite American Lawyers, for dedication, achievement and leadership in admiralty and maritime law.

Mr. Olson largely concentrates on admiralty and maritime law, as well as inland transportation and third-party logistics, trading disputes, arbitration, and trials and appeals. Presently at the law firm Hill Rivkins LLP in New York, he has been a lawyer for more than 35 years. At the law firm, Mr. Olson is committed to providing quality legal services to clients. To stay abreast of trends in the field, he maintains membership to the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He has been recognized as one of the Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area. Continue reading

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