Merkel & Cocke, P.A. Honored in Mid-South Super Lawyers

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All Seven Law Partners of Merkel & Cocke recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers

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Once again, all seven partners of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. were honored by their peers by their inclusion in the 2011 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers, a magazine that annually compiles a list of the top attorneys in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas.

The selective and prestigious Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine lists Charles M. Merkel, Jr., John H. Cocke, Cynthia I. Mitchell, William B. Raiford, III, and Edward (Ted) P. Connell, Jr. as part of 2011's list of Super Lawyers in the Mid-South. Charles M. Merkel III and Christopher E. Kittell were also selected by Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine as Mid-South Rising Stars for 2011.

Four of the partners of Merkel & Cocke - Charles M. Merkel, Jr, John H. Cocke, Cynthia I. Mitchell and William B. Raiford, III, were named as Super Lawyers in the tri-state area under the heading: “Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice.” Edward (Ted) P. Connell, Jr. was named a Super Lawyer in the area of “Personal Injury Plaintiff - General.”

Charles Merkel, Jr. was also included in the prestigious “Top 50 Mississippi” list, which is comprised of the fifty attorneys receiving the most points in the selection criteria in Mississippi. Likewise, Cynthia Mitchell was included in the Mid South’s “Top 50 Women,” a list of the female attorneys in the Mid South receiving the top fifty scores in the 2011 Super Lawyer selection process.

Charles M. Merkel III was chosen as a Rising Star in the area of “Personal Injury Plaintiff – Medical Malpractice,” while Christopher E. Kittell is the only Rising Star in the three state area in the field of “Consumer Law,” recognizing his experience in representing victims of credit reporting errors and identity theft.

After being nominated by peers in the legal profession, Super Lawyer and Rising Star candidates are evaluated based on twelve indicators, including verdicts, settlements, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within the law firm, bar and other professional activity, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writing, education and employment background, and other outstanding achievements.

About Merkel & Cocke, P.A.
Merkel & Cocke is one of the largest plaintiff law firms in Northern Mississippi and for over 25 years it has handled cases throughout Mississippi and Tennessee as well as cases throughout the country.

Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.


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