Cook Yancey King & Galloway is pleased to announce that twelve attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, ® 2020. Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Sam Caverlee, Elizabeth M. Carmody, Sid Cook, Jr., J. William Fleming, Albert M. Hand, Jr., Brian Homza, Bernard Johnson, John T. Kalmbach, William C. Kalmbach, Robert Kennedy, Matt May and Herschel E. Richard, Jr., have been chosen for this distinction. Additionally, Sid Cook, Jr.. has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2020 Products Liability Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Shreveport, and Sam Caverlee has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2020 Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” in Shreveport .
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 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.” It is important to note that 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.