Annual Ranking of “Best Law Firms” Includes Richmond Practice

Richmond, Va., November 5, 2012 – Marks & Harrison announced today that it has been included in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers national listing of “Best Law Firms.” Marks & Harrison is included in the “Tier 1” listing. The first tier in each metropolitan area includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firm(s). (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)

Marks & Harrison is recognized for its legal excellence in Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs) in the Richmond region. Announced last month, this is the second consecutive time Marks & Harrison has been included on the list of Best Law Firms.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list is based on an evaluation that is derived from a combination of client feedback, peer reviews from lawyers in other firms in the same practice area and information provided by the firm in response to a survey.

“I believe this recognition reflects our firm’s unyielding commitment to integrity and service on behalf of our clients,” said John C. Shea, a partner at Marks & Harrison. “After more than a century of business and working to grow this practice to be among the largest in the South, it’s great to know that the hard work is noticed and that, among both our peers and our clients, we have a strong, valuable reputation.”

Last month, Marks & Harrison announced that attorneys John C. Shea and Gregory S. Hooe are included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 listing in the field of personal injury. In the publication’s 19th edition, Shea and Hooe are recognized for their legal excellence in Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs). This is the second and eighth consecutive list for Hooe and Shea, respectively.

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About Marks & Harrison
Established in 1911, Marks & Harrison is a personal injury law firm based in Richmond, Virginia, with regional offices in Petersburg, Louis, Charlottesville, Tappahannock, Hopewell, Staunton and Fredericksburg. The firm has won significant judgments for its clients in a wide variety of personal injury matters throughout Virginia. Marks & Harrison has also received numerous awards and distinctions for its work. John Shea, partner, was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyer in 2012, the first Virginia personal injury attorney to receive this honor. To learn more about Marks & Harrison, please visit:

About Best Lawyers
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. BecauseBest Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” For more information, please visit:


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Cameron McPherson
The Hodges Partnership
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