MOBILE, Ala. – Today, it was announced that Best Lawyers in America® honored Stephen C. Olen and David G. Wirtes, Jr. as 2016 “Lawyers of the Year.” These distinctions were based on peer-review ratings that ranked each of these lawyers as one of the best in their specialty for the Mobile, Alabama area:

  • Stephen C. Olen was honored by Best Lawyers as the 2016 Litigation-Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year,” and
  • David G. Wirtes, Jr. was honored by Best Lawyers as the 2016 Appellate Practice “Lawyer of the Year.”

Through these distinctions, Olen and Wirtes have proven to be consistent and dedicated members of the law community.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which over 79,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote, and more than 6.2 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore 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.”

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