Witherspoon Kelley, P.S. has been ranked as a top regional law firm in the annual "Best Law Firms" survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The Spokane-based law firm earned recognition for the following practice areas: Land Use & Zoning; Labor & Employment; Real Estate, Medical Malpractice Defense; Municipal Law; and Tax Law. Law firms included the "Best Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.
Eleven of Witherspoon Kelley's lawyers were also selected for inclusion to the annual Edition of Best Lawyers in America©. This is most of any law firm in the Spokane Area. Three of these selected lawyers were additionally named the 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for their respective practice areas for this region. They are: John M. Riley (Real Estate Law); Brian T. Rekofke (Medical Malpractice Law–Defendants); and William M. Symmes (Litigation–Labor & Employment). Only a single lawyer per practice area and designated metropolitan region is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."
The other eight Witherspoon Kelley lawyers named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America© are: K Thomas Connolly (Tax Law); F.J. Dullanty, Jr. (Real Estate Law and Real Estate–Litigation); Mary R. Giannini (Health Care Law); Timothy M. Lawlor (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law); Michael F. Nienstedt (Employment Law); Stanley M. Schwartz (Municipal Law, Real Estate; and Land Use and Zoning Law); Duane Swinton (First Amendment); and Joseph H. Wessman (Mergers and Acquisitions Law).
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