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Bob Michael Named “Washington D.C. Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for 2010

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Robert R. Michael as the “Washington, D.C. Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for 2010. After more than a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its list of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in its 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 Robert R. Michael on being selected as the ‘Washington, D.C. Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year’ for 2010.”

Bob Michael listed in “Top 10” Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

Super Lawyers identifies the top 5% of lawyers in each state as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. In selecting lawyers to be included in this top 5%, Super Lawyers identifies the “top” lawyers in each jurisdiction and ultimately identifies the top ten practitioners. Bob Michael was named as one of the “Top 10” lawyers in Washington, D.C. These lawyers, like all lawyers on the “Super Lawyer” list are chosen by their peers. This “Top 10” list is not limited to medical awards/personal community lawyers, but includes lawyers from all areas pf practice.

Bob Michael listed in “Top 10” Lawyers in Maryland

Bob was also listed by Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 10” lawyers in the State of Maryland.  There was only one other lawyer also named to both “Top 10” lists in both Maryland and Washington, D.C.

All of us at Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP are proud of Bob’s accomplishment and the recognition of his work by our peers. Bob certainly is both humbled and proud. “There is nothing more humbling than to learn that your peers, including those who have opposed you in hotly contested cases, think so highly of you. This recognition is truly gratifying.”

Every Partner listed in Washington D.C. “Super Lawyers Publication”

George Shadoan, Bob Michael and Greg Wells have each been named to the Maryland “Super Lawyers” list published by Baltimore Magazine. “Super Lawyers” identifies that top 5% of lawyers in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Each of the partners of Shadoan, Michael & Wells has been so listed in the areas of medical awards and personal community. George Shadoan and Bob Michael have also been listed in the area of products liability.

Gregory Wells is chosen to lead the Maryland Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers

The American College of Trial Lawyers has chosen Greg Wells as the 2006-2007 Chair of the Maryland State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In making this appointment, the President Elect Designate of the College stated: “[a]s State Chair, you will hold one of the most important positions in the College.” Greg’s term as Chair of the Maryland State Committee began in September,  2006 and continues until the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of the College which begins on October 14, 2007.

The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Fellowship is extended by invitation only, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Fellowship is limited to no more than 1% of the lawyers in each state.

George W.  Shadoan-Past President of the Inner Circle of Advocates

George W.  Shadoan is the only Maryland lawyer to ever serve as President of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization of courtroom warriors that limits its membership to 100 of the best personal community lawyers in the nation who have demonstrated their expertise by achieving multiple million dollar awards for their clients. The firm is one of only three in the entire country with multiple members chosen for membership. 

George is the Editor of Maryland Tort Damages, a publication used by Maryland personal injury practitioners, which addresses the law of damages in Maryland personal injury cases. Bob is also a contributor to this publication. George also served as the Chair of the Maryland Pattern Jury Civil Subcommittee of the Maryland State Bar Association which publishes the Maryland Pattern Jury Instructions, which are routinely used by practitioners and judges. Greg, a member and contributor to this publication as well, now serves as Chair of the Subcommittee.

On this page, the Partners at Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP share with you, from time to time, our experiences in community service. Below are videos and photos of us in action.

Heroes in Medicine

Bob Michael, an instrument-rated pilot, and his airplane partner, Dick Goetze, regularly fly “Wounded Warriors “ to and from Walter Reed for medical treatment. Bob and Dick volunteered their airplane and skills to fly two of the Boston bombing victims to Walter Reed for medical treatment. The victims and the physicians involved in their care received the 2016 Heroes of Military Medicine Ambassador Award and recognized Bob and Dick’s contribution. Watch now

Relief Work in Mexico

Here are pictures of Bob Michael at work in Mexico through an organization which provides relief work to poor and impoverished areas in the U.S and beyond.

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