Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 17, 2011
John C. Shea and Gregory S. Hooe of the Virginia personal injury law firm of Marks & Harrison were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of personal injury litigation. (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).
Both Shea and Hooe are repeat selections to the publication, which has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence since its inception in 1983.
Because Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The lawyers listed in Best Lawyers® have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. They are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.
For Shea and Hooe, both graduates of the University of Richmond School of Law, selection to the publication adds to lengthy lists of state and national recognition that the Virginia personal injury lawyers have earned over the course of their legal careers.
Shea, who focuses his practice in the areas of brain injury and tractor-trailer accident cases,has been listed on Virginia Super Lawyers® 2011 Top 10 List and in the 2010 Edition of Virginia Business’ Legal Elite. He has achieved the highest rating in the distinguished legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell.
An active member of the legal profession, Shea has served as president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, a state delegate with the American Association for Justice, a board member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the national advisory board of the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.
He also is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Virginia Bar Association and the Boyd –Graves Conference. He is a faculty member of the Virginia College of Trial Advocacy.
Hooe, who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases, has won numerous jury verdicts and successfully argued cases before the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court.
He is an active member of the Virginia Bar Association, Richmond Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice and American Board of Trial Advocates.
About Marks & Harrison
Established in 1911, Marks & Harrison represents clients in a variety of different practice areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, car accidents, tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, alcohol/drug-related accidents and pedestrian injuries. The firm features eight offices located in the Virginia cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Louisa, Charlottesville, Tappahanock, Hopewell, Staunton and Fredericksburg. To learn more about the firm and your rights if you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, call (800) 283-2202 or use the firm’s online form.
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