Cleveland, OH, October 28, 2010—Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Christopher J. Swift of Baker Hostetler as the “Cleveland Best Lawyers Health Care Lawyer of the Year” for 2011. Swift has been recognized by Best Lawyers for more than 10 years, including being named Cleveland Best Lawyers Tax Lawyer of the Year in 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.”
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, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
Steven Naifeh, president 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 Christopher J. Swift on being selected as the ‘Cleveland Best Lawyers Health Care Lawyer of the Year’ for 2011.”
About Baker HostetlerFounded over 90 years ago in 1916, Baker Hostetler is among the nation’s 100 largest law firms with more than 650 attorneys coast to coast. The firm has offices in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Costa Mesa, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando and Washington, D.C. Its five primary practice groups are Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tax. For more information, visit the firm’s Web site at www.bakerlaw.com.
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