LegalMatch Announces Winners of Lawyer of the Year Awards

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Top lawyers picked in five different categories, including in family, criminal, employment, bankruptcy and immigration law.

LegalMatch, the nation's premiere provider of online legal services, today announced the winners of its first annual Lawyer of The Year Awards. The awards, which recognize attorneys who have demonstrated excellence and diligence in helping consumers resolve their legal problems, were presented to lawyers in five different categories of law: Family, Criminal, Employment, Bankruptcy and Immigration.

LegalMatch considered and evaluated thousands of attorneys for the awards and based its selection on a variety of criteria. The main deciding factor in the selection process was feedback from consumers who had been connected with attorneys during the past year. Thousands of consumers evaluated their experience with lawyers matched through LegalMatch and rated them on a scale from 1-5. Consumers also provided feedback through open comments on their experience with their lawyers.

The following individuals were selected as the top attorneys in their respective field of law to receive LegalMatch's Lawyer of The Year Award:

Employment: Marc Levine (San Diego, CA)

Criminal: Denise Nalley (Chicago, IL)

Bankruptcy: Mazyar Hedayat (Chicago, IL)

Family: Alicia Henning (Salt Lake City, UT)

Immigration: Richard Kolomejec (San Francisco, CA)

"I am proud to receive the LegalMatch Lawyer of the Year Award," said Alicia Henning, one of LegalMatch's attorneys based in Salt Lake City, Utah. "The award is based on consumer feedback resulting from their experience with their attorney. LegalMatch does a great job of providing attorneys with legitimate consumer cases and has allowed me to deliver top-notch services to my clients."

"LegalMatch's main concern is to help consumers access their legal rights and ensure that they find the attorney that is right for them," said Laurie Ziffrin, CEO of LegalMatch. "It's clear from this awards process in the high rating of the attorneys involved that consumers are finding significant value in our attorney members who are helping clients defend and protect their legal rights."

LegalMatch was founded as an alternative client acquisition channel for small-firm attorneys and solo practitioners who were growing increasingly unhappy with the results they were getting from the Yellow Pages. More than 300,000 consumers visit LegalMatch's website each month and the company has helped more than 3 million consumers with legal problems find the right attorney to defend their legal rights since the company was founded in 1999. Ninety-eight percent of the consumers matched through LegalMatch said they were satisfied with their attorney and said they would use LegalMatch again.

About LegalMatch

Established in 1999, with a formal site-launch in 2000, LegalMatch is the nation's premiere provider of online legal services. LegalMatch is the best place for consumers to find the right attorney and for attorneys to build and focus a practice. Corporate offices are located in San Francisco and Los Angeles. For more information regarding the company or this initiative, please contact Don Keane, Vice-President of Marketing at (415) 946-0855

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