(PRWEB) October 22, 2014
Michael L. Piccarreta, an attorney and founding partner at Piccarreta Davis PC, has been named "Lawyer of the Year" by the internationally-recognized legal journal, Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Piccarreta's selection was the result of a rigorous and peer-reviewed process designed to single out the top performing lawyers per practice area in major cities across the country. He has been named the 2015 Best Lawyer for white-collar criminal defense in Tucson, the largest city in southern Arizona.
Best Lawyers in America is the leading industry publication for ranking and documenting the successes of the nation's leading attorneys. The journal is the oldest peer-reviewed legal publication in the United States. Its rankings hold significant weight in the legal community.
Best Lawyers' annual selection of elite attorneys is widely considered an indispensable and definitive guide for both lawyers and laypersons seeking high-quality sources for legal counsel. The selection process is driven by the exhaustive collection of thousands of lawyers' confidential evaluations of candidates. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their demonstrable legal prowess, professionalism, and ethical integrity.
Although Best Lawyer rankings are competitive and year by year turnover is high, Mr. Piccarreta has been recognized multiple times in recent years, a testimony to his continued prestige in the legal community. He was named the Best Lawyer for non-white collar criminal defense in Tucson for 2014 and 2011, and the Best Lawyer for defending accused white-collar criminals in Tucson in 2012. He was also formally recognized by Chambers USA this year for his litigation work in the area of white-collar crime. He has been named a Southwest Super Lawyer and was featured as a leading trial attorney for his city of residence in Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.
Mr. Piccarreta helped found the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, a non-profit dedicated to defending the rights of the accused and fostering connections between the state's criminal defense trial attorneys. In the service of the next generation of up-and-coming lawyers, he has also taught Advanced Criminal Trial Practice in an adjunct capacity at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law. Further, Mr. Piccarreta is a former president of the State Bar of Arizona.
Michael Piccarreta's reputation for ethics and courtroom success extends beyond the legal community in Arizona. His work on high-profile cases has thrust him into the national spotlight on multiple occasions, with appearances on well-known television programs such as 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Daily Rundown, Inside Edition, and more. Over the years, he has been widely quoted in the nation's highest-circulation newspapers.
Michael Piccarreta is a veteran attorney and partner at Piccarreta Davis PC based in Tucson, Arizona. Piccarreta Davis PC attorneys are subject matter experts in criminal defense and personal injury. Piccarreta Davis PC is a top-tier law firm whose achievements parallel those of its founding partner. The firm is proud to embrace Mr. Piccarreta's most recent recognition as the top criminal defender in Tucson, Arizona.