Cunningham Bounds is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named Gregory B. Breedlove as the “Mobile Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for 2010 and Steve Olen as the “Mobile Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year” for 2010. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Breedlove and Olen are both partners with the law firm of Cunningham Bounds. Breedlove has obtained numerous multimillion dollar jury verdicts and settlements for his clients over the course of his career. His areas of practice include complex litigation, class actions, personal injury, products liability, insurance fraud, bad faith, medical negligence and admiralty and maritime law. Olen has also been lead counsel in a number of multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. His practice focuses on complex litigation, business litigation, class actions and bankruptcy litigation.

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 current, 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2010), is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in the 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 Gregory B. Breedlove on being selected as the ‘Mobile Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year’ for 2010 and Steve Olen on being selected as the ‘MobileBest Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year’ for 2010.”

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