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Six Sirote Attorneys Designated "Best Lawyers of the Year" for 2012

November 17, 2011

Six attorneys with the law firm of Sirote & Permutt have been named “Best Lawyers of the Year 2012” by The Best Lawyers in America. The annual directory is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each legal community may be selected as “Lawyer of the Year.”

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in the directory’s surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for legal ability, professionalism and integrity.

Joseph S. Bluestein is a shareholder with the 120-attorney law firm and has been named Birmingham’s “Best Lawyer of the Year” for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.

Timothy A. Bush leads Sirote’s intellectual property group and is a shareholder who has been named Birmingham’s “Best Lawyer of the Year” for Non-Profit/Charities Law.

John H. Cooper, the law firm’s Managing Partner, has been named Birmingham’s “Best Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law.

Shirley M. Justice, who leads the law firm’s Mobile office, has been named Mobile’s “Best Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates.

Ronald A. Levitt is a corporate-tax shareholder who has been named Birmingham’s “Best Lawyer of the Year” for Tax Law.

George M. “Marty” Van Tassel, Jr., a shareholder who leads the law firm’s Mediation Center, has been named Birmingham’s “Best Lawyer of the Year” for Mediation Law.

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 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
 

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