Attorneys named to the list have proven their eligibility as individuals at the partner level of their respective firms who are 40 years old or younger. They have also had a hand in some of their firm’s most noteworthy recent cases and have earned praise from clients and peers regarding the quality of their work.
Honorees were chosen through several phases of research. The extensive process, which encompasses six months of research into the litigators’ professional activities, as well as client feedback surveys and interviews, has culminated in the selection of the country’s most distinguished attorneys in the world of litigation.
“We congratulate Lee on her recognition by Benchmark Litigation for the third consecutive year,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “Her commitment to providing exceptional client service, as well as her strong reputation among her peers and colleagues, is evidenced by this honor, and we are proud of her accomplishment.”
Floyd focuses her practice on the defense of manufacturers in high exposure product liability claims pending in Virginia and across the United States. She has defended automobile, pharmaceutical and industrial manufacturers as both national and local trial counsel. In addition to her product liability practice, Floyd has substantial experience defending energy producers in mass tort litigation. Her mass tort representation ranges from catastrophic loss claims stemming from industrial explosions to environmental claims arising from alleged groundwater contamination.
Floyd is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the West Virginia State Bar, the Defense Research Institute and the Product Liability Advisory Council. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law.
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