Terrence M. Connors Named Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year

February 1, 2012

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Terrence M. Connors as the “Buffalo Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year” for 2012.

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.”

Mr. Connors has received this honor and designation for his work in connection with representing numerous corporations in high-stakes litigation in which the very survival of the company was at stake.

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, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

According to Best Lawyers, the lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year,” such as Mr. Connors, have received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Mr. Connors, for example, is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Membership in that organization is limited to 1% of the lawyers in each state. He also is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits its membership to 500 lawyers in the United States. The Best Lawyers in America lists him in seven (7) separate categories, including bet the company litigation, personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, and criminal law – white collar and non-white collar. In 2006, Mr. Connors was the first attorney from Western New York to receive the New York State Bar Association “Attorney Professionalism Award” which is presented to one lawyer in the state as a recognition of dedication to clients, respect for the legal system and the pursuit of justice, exemplary ethical conduct, competence, integrity, and civility.

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 Terrence M. Connors on being selected as the ‘Buffalo Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year’ for 2012.”


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