August 17, 2015 – Burlington, VT – Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Christopher J. Maley as 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Maley is the only attorney in Vermont to receive this honor.
Chris Maley dedicates his practice to representing individuals who have been seriously injured and the families of those who have been killed in accidents or due to medical negligence. He has been listed annually since 2007 in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Malpractice Law.
Chris is a partner in the law firm Maley and Maley, PLLC, with his father John P. Maley. The Burlington, Vermont, firm is dedicated solely to representing those who have suffered personal injuries. John Maley has also been listed annually in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995. The Maleys have each been honored as "Lawyer of the Year" twice as follows.
- 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Personal Injury Litigation - Christopher Maley
- 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice - Christopher Maley
- 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice - John Maley
- 2012 "Lawyer of the Year" for Personal Injury Litigation - John Maley
Each year, Best Lawyers selects only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community to be honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The lawyers honored as “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers surveys and exhaustive peer-review assessments conducted with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Maley and Maley is "Top Listed" by Best Lawyers in the state of Vermont in the area of Medical Malpractice - Plaintiffs, with two lawyers listed.
Best Lawyers began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009. 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 almost 55,000 leading attorneys cast almost 6.7 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.
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