For the second year running, Sandberg Phoenix Shareholder Ken Bean has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America, and is the only attorney to be recognized with this honor in the area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.
Since Best Lawyers began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009, Sandberg Phoenix attorneys have been honored several times, with G. Keith Phoenix receiving the award in 2011-2012 for his work in Product Liability Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, respectively. Peter von Gontard also received the 2013 honor for his work in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.
The oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, Best Lawyers listings are widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Each Best Lawyer honoree is selected following an exhaustive peer-review survey in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments Best Lawyers conducts with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
Ken’s recognition in 2015 is the fourth occasion he has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. He was previously recognition as Lawyer of the Year in 2014 in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, in 2012 for his work in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and in 2011 for his work in Medical Malpractice Law.
Ken work tirelessly on behalf of our clients and his selection by his peers for such distinction is a testament to his constant effort to achieve his client’s goals while providing the highest quality service. He serves as an example for his fellow attorneys at Sandberg Phoenix and we are proud to call him a member of our family.
About Sandberg Phoenix
Established in 1979, Sandberg Phoenix is consistently rated one of the St. Louis area’s top law firms, and recently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms national survey as a Top-Tier law firm. With more than 100 attorneys across seven offices in three states, our work is concentrated in the areas of Business, Business Litigation, Health Law, and Products Liability. As a recognized and respected law firm, we are called upon to work with in-house corporate counsel and various independent firms. Sandberg Phoenix stands behind our promise to provide superior client service with a rare client service guarantee, ensuring that every client receives timely, responsive and cost-effective legal services.