LegalMatch Celebrates 2nd Annual Lawyer of the Year Awards

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Six LegalMatch member attorneys honored for their exemplary service.

LegalMatch, the nation's premiere online legal matching service, put forth a final decision today regarding its 2006 Lawyer of the Year Awards, selecting immigration attorney Richard Kolomejec as their overall winner. The attorney-client matching service is also proud to honor four other attorneys for their commendable work in the following fields of law: Family; Wills, Trusts, and Estates; Employment; and Business.

The Lawyer of the Year Awards were developed in 2005 as a means of acknowledging and celebrating the achievements of exemplary LegalMatch attorneys. Nominations are based on a number of qualifying factors, including LegalMatch consumer rating, community contributions, legal achievements, and participation as a LegalMatch member attorney. From thousands of LegalMatch attorney users, five were chosen that best represent: these legal categories:

  •     Family Law: Carrington Mead (Jacksonville, FL)
  •     Immigration Law: Richard Kolomejec (San Francisco, CA)
  •     Wills, Trusts, and Estates: David Locks (Chicago, IL)
  •     Employment Law: Crystal James (Douglasville, GA)
  •     Business Law: Julian Chan (Beverly Hills, CA)

Richard Kolomejec will be honored as 2006's official Lawyer of the Year--a recognition of his tireless work in immigration law. The son of immigrant parents, Kolomejec has invested countless hours helping people gain citizenship in the United States. "Immigration law is always a success story," says the SF-based lawyer, "I'm a very happy attorney." But with a willingness to share free legal advice, and rates that are intentionally kept as low as those of entry-level lawyers, it's hardly surprising that Kolomejec has become a success.

A LegalMatch member since 2003, Kolomejec was quick to point out why he has stuck with the service. "I don't get bothered with cases I don't want," he says, referring to his preference for marriage-based immigration cases, "LegalMatch is my only filtered legal service."

LegalMatch was founded as an alternative client acquisition channel for the small-firm attorneys and solo practitioners who were growing increasingly unhappy with less productive acquisition channels, such as the Yellow Pages. More than 250,000 consumers visit the LegalMatch' website each month, and their matching services have helped more than 1 million consumers find the right attorney. Ninety-eight percent of the consumers matched through LegalMatch said they were satisfied with their attorney and claimed that they would use LegalMatch again.

About LegalMatch
LegalMatch (http://www.LegalMatch.com) is an online legal matching service that makes it easy to find a lawyer. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Los Angeles and Austin, LegalMatch helps attorneys nationwide build and grow their law practice. LegalMatch pioneered the online legal matching industry in 1999; the service is free to consumers and available in all fifty states. For more information on LegalMatch, contact Anna Ostrovsky at 415.946.0898.

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