Three Alston & Bird partners have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America. The honor, which is only awarded to a single lawyer in each specialty in each community, was bestowed upon the following:
William Atkinson has been named the “Charlotte Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year.”
Robert Edge has been named the “Atlanta Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year.”
Laura Thatcher has been named the “Atlanta Employee Benefits 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 lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings on those surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.