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Hanson Curran earns three prestigious Best Lawyers awards

Trio of partners recognized for excellence in their respective practice areas.

Posted 10/5/12

Hanson Curran LLP announced the inclusion of three of the firm’s partners in the 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The lawyers chosen for this year’s publication were selected through rigorous peer reviews of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations. The recipients from Hanson Curran are:

  • James T. Murphy, Commercial Litigation & Litigation (Municipal)

  • Michael T. F. Wallor, Workers' Compensation Law (Employers)

  • David P. Whitman, Insurance Law

“This is a real source of pride for us, since Best Lawyers is the country’s most credible and definitive guide for legal excellence,” says James T. Murphy, Partner at Hanson Curran. “This recognition is especially welcome, as we continue our active role in developing a strong team of associates — which includes some of the brightest young minds in the profession.”

For three decades, Best Lawyers has been the legal industry’s most respected peer-review publication. Its listings are currently published in nearly 70 countries. The publication partners with US News & World Report, the nation’s leading rankings publication, to grade law firms in the United States.

“While the depth and breadth of our experience speaks for itself, it's rewarding to be recognized by such a prestigious organization,” said Megan J. Goguen, Managing Partner of Hanson Curran. “This wealth of knowledge and expertise is something we're building upon as we transition into the next phase of our firm’s future.”

About Hanson Curran LLP:

An integral part of the Rhode Island legal community since the early 1900s, Hanson Curran LLP is nationally renowned for achieving optimum resolutions in trial and appellate proceedings across all aspects of civil litigation. Approaching each case with the utmost enthusiasm and dedication — along with a client-centric sense of collaboration — we consistently provide superior defense strategies, while often setting creative solutions to emerging legal issues. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Hanson Curran’s diverse client base includes a many of Southern New England’s leading insurers, businesses and not-for-profits.

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