Gary Cunningham and Lyle Pishny Named “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America


Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named two Lathrop Gage attorneys to its select group of "Lawyers of the Year" for 2011. The publication has named Gary Cunningham (Litigation - Springfield) the Product Liability Lawyer of the Year for Springfield, Missouri and Lyle Pishny (Corporate & General Business - Overland Park) the Tax Lawyer of the Year for Kansas City, Kansas.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The publication compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011), is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession.”

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