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Woodburn and Wedge Attorneys Named To “Best Lawyers” List


Six attorneys at Woodburn and Wedge, Nevada-based independent law firm, have been named to the 2013 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” The guide is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Honorees include: Gregg P. Barnard (corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions law), Gordon H. DePaoli (natural resources and water law), John P. Fowler (corporate law), Shawn B Meador (family law mediation), John F. Murtha (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, and bankruptcy litigation), and Don L. Ross (tax law, and trusts and estates law). All six honorees are shareholders at Woodburn and Wedge.

In addition to being included within the “The Best Lawyers in America” list, Murtha was also named Lawyer of the Year in Reno in the area of bankruptcy litigation .
“The Best Lawyers in America” established its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys of lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition, which marks the 17th edition, is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
Woodburn and Wedge honorees have more than 180 years combined of legal experience. Both Fowler and Murtha have been named to the “The Best Lawyers in America” for more than 11 years.

Those named to the “The Best Lawyers in America” list are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be included. Therefore, the list is widely regarded within the legal profession as a singular honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than 25 years, the lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

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