Augusta Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year
Augusta, GA (Vocus) November 9, 2010
Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Patrick J. Rice as the “Augusta Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year” for 2011.
After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Patrick J. Rice on being selected as the ‘Augusta Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year’ for 2011.”
Pat has been a trial lawyer since 1966 and practices in the areas of general civil litigation, health care and general business matters. By providing experienced counsel for several decades Pat has helped clients from numerous industries find solutions to conflicts and avoid future conflicts. He has handled a wide variety of cases including: professional, products and premises liability; personal injury; securities fraud; banking, commercial and general business matters; trademarks; construction issues; non-competition agreements; governmental liability; eminent domain; a diversity of general contractual, tort and estate disputes and national and statewide class actions. He also has represented clients in appellate courts, state and federal trial courts and serves as a mediator in commercial, personal injury and professional liability cases. In addition to his litigation practice, he also represents several businesses and healthcare organizations.
About Hull Barrett, PC:
Hull Barrett, PC is a full service law firm with 28 attorneys firm wide. The firm is engaged in a general civil practice providing a broad range of legal services with an emphasis on general litigation, trials and appeals; securities and corporate law; mergers, acquisitions and public offerings; local government law and eminent domain actions; health care; computer and technology law; internet ventures; trademark and copyright law; taxation; public finance; commercial real estate; construction law and disputes; employment law; banking law; insurance law; trusts, estate planning and probate; First Amendment and media law and environmental matters. Hull Barrett represents a broad client base of major corporations, small businesses, professional entities, financial and lending institutions, local governments, public authorities, public utilities, railroad companies, insurance companies, health care institutions and individuals.
Hull Barrett is also a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus), the leading alliance of small and medium-sized, top-rated, independent firms. Primerus has 160 law firms located in Canada, China, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, and 44 states in the United States. Primerus firms provide clients with responsive, partner-level service at reasonable fees. Law firms in the U.S. and Canada must be AV-rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service. For firms outside of North America, consideration is given to respected resources, such as Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR 1000. Additionally, once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited annually to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent, high quality, year after year. Each member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service.