Rancho Santa Fe attorneys named to ‘Best Lawyers in America’ list


Six attorneys from Rancho Santa Fe were among the attorneys honored for their legal expertise and success on Aug. 15 by being named to the “20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.”

“Best Lawyers is the most reliable reference for quality legal representation,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh.

“Inclusion on this list indicates that an attorney is valued by his or

her peers for professional success.”

The attorneys named to Best Lawyers are recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 134 different practice areas.

Individuals awarded a “Lawyer of the Year” recognition received the highest scores in their practice area and city this year. In this past year, Best Lawyers evaluated more than 131,000 lawyers around the world, and collected more than six million voting results.

“Best Lawyers is devoted to recognizing excellence,” Naifeh said.

“We’re proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these exceptional legal professionals.”

Lawyers nominated for Best Lawyers are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication review to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

The attorneys honored from Rancho Santa Fe include:

Thomas E. Sharkey - Thomas E. Sharkey

Frederick R. Vandeveer - McKenna Long & Aldridge

Louis A. Mezzullo - McKenna Long & Aldridge

James M. Cowley - McKenna Long & Aldridge

Steven J. Chidester - McKenna Long & Aldridge

Michelle B. Graham - McKenna Long & Aldridge.

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