Preg O’Donnell & Gillett is proud to announce that founding members Mark F. O’Donnell and Eric P. Gillett have been named to the Washington Super Lawyers list as top attorneys for 2011. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.
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Mark and Eric have also earned an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which provides independent peer review based ratings. The AV Rating is the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating. It signifies that the attorney has reached the highest level of professional skill and excellence along with the highest level of professionalism and ethics.
Mark and Eric join founding member Ted Preg as Super Lawyers. Together they started the firm in 1996 with 8 lawyers and have guided the firm into a regional civil defense trial firm with 28 lawyers with offices in Seattle, Portland and Anchorage. Firm members Lori O’Tool, Bennett Hansen, and Emma Gillespie, as well as Associate Shannon McMinimee, have previously been recognized as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.
Preg O’Donnell & Gillett’s lawyers recently celebrated their third defense verdict of the year and have successfully tried 12 cases in the last two years.
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