Three Baker & Daniels LLP attorneys have been named 2010 Indianapolis Lawyers of the Year in their practice areas by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.
Jon B. Laramore was selected the Best Lawyers' Indianapolis Appellate Lawyer of the Year; John W. Purcell was chosen the Indianapolis Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year; and Joseph (Jay) H. Yeager, Jr. was named the Indianapolis Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year.
After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is now designating "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal practices in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each practice in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
"We continue to believe — as we have believed for more than 25 years — that recognition by one's peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession," said Steven Naifeh, managing editor of Best Lawyers.