Orr & Reno Places 13 Attorneys Among ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ – Three Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’

Thirteen attorneys from the Concord law firm of Orr & Reno have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Peter F. Burger, Robert S. Carey, William L. Chapman, Jonathan M. Eck, Judith A. Fairclough, Susan S. Geiger, Margaret R. Kerouac, James F. Laboe, James E. Morris, Julie R. Morse, Douglas L. Patch, George W. Roussos, and Lisa Snow Wade earned the distinction for a wide range of practice areas. This is the first year of recognition for Morse while all other attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for multiple years.

Additionally, attorney Burger was selected as Concord’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Commercial Finance Law, attorney Carey was selected as Concord’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation (defendants), and attorney Kerouac was selected as Concord’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law. These distinctions are awarded to just a single attorney in each practice area in the community.

The Best Lawyers in America is considered the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States and inclusion is based on a confidential peer-review study by tens of thousands of lawyers. Lawyers are not permitted to pay a fee to be included in the listings, which were first published in 1983.

  • Burger is selected in the practice areas of Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law. He has been listed since 2005.
  • Carey is selected in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense (general practice), Criminal Defense (white collar), Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, and Litigation -Personal Injury (defendants). He has been listed since 2020.
  • Chapman is selected in the practice areas of Appellate Practice, Litigation, and First Amendment Law. He has been listed for 30 consecutive years, dating back to 1991.
  • Eck is selected in the practice area of Litigation – Insurance. This is his second year of recognition.
  • Fairclough is selected in the practice area of Family Law. She has been listed since 2009.
  • Geiger is selected in the practice area of Energy Law. She has been listed since 2007.
  • Kerouac is selected in the practice areas of Arbitration, Collaborative Law, Family Law, and Family Law Mediation. She has been listed since 2016.
  • Laboe is selected in the practice area of Litigation – Labor and Employment. This is his second year of recognition.
  • Morse is selected in the practice area of Business Organizations (including LLC’s and Partnerships). This is her first year of recognition.
  • Morris is selected in the practice areas of Litigation- Real Estate, and Real Estate Law. He has been listed since 2005.
  • Patch is selected in the practice area of Energy Law. He has been listed since 2006.
  • Roussos is selected in the practice areas of Administrative/Regulatory Law, Government Relations Practice, and Insurance Law. He has been listed since 2007.
  • Wade is selected in the practice areas of Litigation – Health Care, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice (defendants), and Personal Injury Litigation (defendants). This is her second year of recognition.

 

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