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Last month, we recognized the nation’s top attorneys and law firms in the area of property litigation. Now, we are recognizing the top plaintiff attorneys and law firms and the top defense attorneys and law firms in the area of personal injury litigation across all U.S. District Courts for 2019. The specific types of litigation we consider within personal injury include issues like motor vehicle, medical malpractice, assault, battery, defamation, product liability, and more.
Top Plaintiff Attorney Analytics*
The top personal injury plaintiff attorney for 2019 is Nathan Lee Nelson of The Downs Law Group, PA. A Florida native, Nelson attended the University of Central Florida before pursuing his JD at Nova Southeastern University with a certificate in Litigation. He has been recognized multiple times for his excellence as a member of the Nova Trial Association and has been inducted into the Order of Barristers, a highly regarded national trial advocacy group.
At The Downs Law Group, Nelson specializes in a spectrum of personal injury claims, from auto accidents to slip and fall cases and wrongful death. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
In addition to Nathan Nelson, we also recognize other noteworthy personal injury plaintiff attorneys McDonald Worley of McDonald Worley, Robert L. Kinsman of Krause & Kinsman, LLC, Howard L. Nations of Nations Law Firm, and Michael Allen Akselrud of Lanier Law Firm.
Top Plaintiff Law Firm Analytics*
Nation Law Firm wins out as the top personal injury plaintiff firm for 2019. Based in Florida and founded in 1997, Nation Law Firm rests on a service-minded mentality, viewing law “as an opportunity to be of service to others.” Founding attorney Mark Nation’s background in law enforcement informs his practice. Board-certified by the Florida Bar in civil trial law and business litigation, Nation focuses his practice on wrongful death, personal injury, and insurance litigation. The firm’s mission statement is clear: “As trial attorneys, our clients can rest assured that we will aggressively pursue their case with integrity. Indeed, we cannot fully carry out our mission unless we perform with excellence, and are tenacious in our pursuit of justice.”
In addition to Nation Law Firm, we also recognize other noteworthy personal injury plaintiff firms, Fears Nachawati, PLLC, Johnson Law Group, The Gori Law Firm, and Rodriguez and Tramont.
Top Defense Attorney Analytics*
The top defense attorney for personal injury litigation in 2019 is Katherine Unger Davis of Dechert LLP. Based out of the firm’s Philadelphia office, Davis handles complex commercial and appellate cases, focusing specifically on pharmaceutical products liability and mass tort matters. She also maintains a robust pro bono practice.
Davis’ JD is from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as the Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she served as a Teach for America corps member in Philadelphia.
In addition to Katherine Davis, we also recognize other noteworthy personal injury defense attorneys Kevin Michael Hodges of Williams & Connolly, LLP, Don Keller Haycraft of Liskow & Lewis, Catherine Pyune McEldowney of Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy, LLC, and Georgia Lee Lucier of Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP.
Top Defense Law Firm Analytics*
The top defense firm for personal injury litigation in 2019 is Liskow & Lewis. Founded in 1935, the firm has diversified over the years into a broad range of litigation and transactional practices across the Gulf Coast. The legal profession has consistently recognized the firm as among the best. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers ranked Liskow & Lewis as “Law Firm of the Year” for oil and gas litigation in the U.S.
Currently, the firm employs nearly 140 lawyers across its four offices located in New Orleans, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas.
In addition to Liskow & Lewis, we also recognize other noteworthy personal injury defense firms Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLC.
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