Luke Ellis and Ralph L. Jacobson Honored with Best Lawyers’ 2013 ‘Lawyer of the Year’

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Once again demonstrating why Plaintiff magazine called GJEL Accident Attorneys “one of the area’s top civil litigation firms,” GJEL partners Luke Ellis and Ralph L. Jacobson were each named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®

Once again demonstrating why Plaintiff magazine called GJEL Accident Attorneys “one of the area’s top civil litigation firms,” GJEL partners Luke Ellis and Ralph L. Jacobson were each named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®, while all five partners, including Andrew R. Gillin, Kristin M. Lucey, and Jim Larsen, were selected to Best Lawyers in America®.

“I am truly honored,” says Jacobson. “Knowing that this honor comes from my peers makes it ever more special to me.”

“As a trial lawyer, I have spent my career fighting for people who suffered serious personal injuries because of the carelessness or negligence of another,” says Ellis. “To be recognized by other lawyers who understand the fight is a great honor.”

Since its initial publication in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Recipients are selected based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

Of all the lawyers honored as Best Lawyers in America, only a single lawyer in each practice area and in each designated metropolitan area is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.” This makes the accolade particularly significant.

Ellis was named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Oakland Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.”

Jacobson was honored with Best Lawyers’ 2013 Oakland Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.”

GJEL Accident Attorneys are recognized for consistently having some of the top verdicts in California. In the past year, Ellis obtained one of the largest personal injury verdicts on record in Alameda County and the largest wrongful death verdict in Contra Costa County. Collectively, GJEL has recovered more than $600 million for accident victims and their families.

About GJEL Accident Attorneys
GJEL Accident Attorneys is considered one of the leading California personal injury law firms, representing people who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries or a wrongful death. Since 1972, the firm has obtained recoveries in more than 99 percent of its cases. For more information, visit http://www.gjel.com or call toll-free 866-218-3776.

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