In its inaugural issue, the 2008 Benchmark guide ranked the Minnesota office of Faegre & Benson LLP among the state's "highly recommended" leading litigation firms.Three Minneapolis-based lawyers, Jerry W. Snider, James L. Volling and Charles F. Webber, were named "local litigation stars" in the guide. Joseph M. Price, also based in Minneapolis, received strong praise from clients as well.
The firm's Denver and Boulder offices ranked among "recommended" firms in Colorado.
Michael S. McCarthy from the firm's Denver office was named a local litigation star. Colin C. Deihl, also based in Denver, was mentioned for winning a large verdict on behalf of a construction client.
Research for Benchmark, a guide to America's leading business litigation firms and attorneys, involves polling leading legal professionals, in-house counsel and business owners about eight litigation practice areas. Findings reflect the most consistently recommended firms and professionals in each state.
Firms listed in the guide are those mentioned consistently by peers and clients. Local litigation stars for each state are individuals recommended as incontrovertible stars by clients and peers.