Butler Snow is pleased to announce the firm has been shortlisted in several categories in the Benchmark Litigation 2018 Awards. The nomination categories include National Practice Area Award: Product Liability, one of only six firms shortlisted, State Firm Award: Mississippi and State Firm Award: Tennessee.
Butler Snow attorney Christy D. Jones has also been nominated for National Practice Area Attorney of the Year: Product Liability. Jones was selected as Benchmark Litigation’s Attorney of the Year: Product Liability in 2017.
The nominees for the Benchmark Litigation 2018 Awards were chosen based upon research conducted between March and November of 2017. The ceremony for the Benchmark Litigation 2018 Awards will be held Feb. 15 at The Pierre in New York.
“We are honored to be nominated in numerous categories for these prestigious awards,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. “Our firm is especially proud of Christy and our product liability group for their hard work and attention to client service, which is evidenced by these nominations.”
Jones focuses her practice on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, as well as professional liability litigation. She has more than 30 years of trial experience, serving as national trial counsel to some of the largest pharmaceutical and consumer product corporations in the world. In many of these instances, she served as lead counsel in bellwether trials.
The Benchmark Litigation recognition is among numerous industry recognitions for the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Healthcare Litigation Group. Butler Snow is recognized as one of the USA’s leading product liability firms in Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2017 by number of attorneys listed. The firm is one of only 18 firms recognized in Product Liability Defence 2017: Analysis by Who’s Who Legal. Butler Snow is also ranked as a leading core firm for representing the pharmaceutical industry in the BTI Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries list. The ranking places the firm in the top five percent of all law firms with regard to client relations within the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Additional 2017 nationwide recognitions include The Legal 500: US for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense and Chambers USA for Product Liability Litigation.
Benchmark Litigation awards are the result of a thorough, six-month research period. Throughout this time, researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading attorneys and firms. In addition, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national areas. Firms cannot pay to be recommended for the guide. Instead, firms are independently offered the opportunity for listing.