Richard E. Vollertsen, one of the Alaska Personal Injury Law Group’s attorneys, has just been selected as “Lawyer Of The Year” by Best Lawyers In America. Mr. Vollertsen is one of three lawyers to be recognized from Alaska, and the only lawyer recognized in the specialty practice of Personal Injury Litigation. Another lawyer from his firm, Bruce E. Gagnon, was also selected by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” in the specialty practice of Corporate Law.
Best Lawyers in America is one of the oldest publications rating lawyers in the United States, and is the gold standard for accuracy and integrity. Best Lawyers in American compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” received particularly high ratings in their surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers, says, “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. We would like to congratulate Richard E. Vollertsen on being selected as the ‘Alaska Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year’ for 2009.”