Shareholders Jim Wilkins, John McKenzie and Tom Green were named to the just-released Best Lawyers® in America 2024 edition. Shareholder Amanda Smith and Associates Michael Karst, Julie Trout and Olivia Hochschwender earned Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2024 status.
Wilkins, who has achieved Best Lawyers honors five straight years, was recognized in the Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment categories. McKenzie is a three-time honoree in the Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, and Litigation-Labor and Employment categories.
Green is a first-time Best Lawyer in the Labor Law-Management category.
Trout is a four-time “Ones to Watch” honoree, while Karst has been recognized in back-to-back years. Smith, who was promoted to Shareholder this past year, is a first-time honoree, as is Hochschwender.
Each year the international Best Lawyers organization conducts confidential peer-review surveys in order to recognize the leading lawyers in an array of legal practice areas.
For the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 13.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 76,000 leading lawyers included in the milestone 30th edition. For Ones to Watch, which recognizes early-career attorneys, more than 2.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 25,000 lawyers honored.