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Carlock Copeland Congratulates Attorneys Named Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyer of the Year® and Best Lawyers in America 2018®

August 29, 2017

Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP congratulates the following attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018®.

These attorneys practice in commercial litigation, medical malpractice law, personal injury litigation, construction law, construction litigation, and insurance law.

In addition, Gary Lovell has been named Best Lawyers’ 2018 “Lawyer of the Year® for Medical Malpractice – Defendants (Charleston, SC).

Thomas S. Carlock

• Commercial Litigation (Atlanta, GA)
• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 1991

Kent T. Stair

• Construction Law  (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Legal Malpractice Law (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Litigation – Construction (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2006

Fred M. Valz, III

• Insurance Law (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2013

Johannes S. Kingma

• Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2009

D. Gary Lovell, Jr.

• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Lawyer of the Year®, Medical Malpractice – Defendants (Charleston, SC)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2013

Rolfe M. Martin

• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2017

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers received more than 13 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas around the world, with more than 7 million votes being cast in the United States. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, therefore 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.”

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