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April 10, 2014

Local attorney, law firm receive national recognition

Weatherford attorney Mac Smith, of the law firm Vick, Carney & Smith, LLP, has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers, or both.

Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process that includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state that demonstrates superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

Each of the distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the finest and best lawyers in America. By combining resources, power, and influence, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is devoted to preserving and protecting justice for all.

Smith has also been named one of Texas’ top rated lawyers of 2014. The attorneys featured have all achieved the peer reviewed rating of AV pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the company that has long set the standard for lawyer ratings. The AV pre-eminent rating is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates that a lawyer’s peers have ranked them at the highest level of professional excellence.

Tom Vick, Dan Carney and Mac Smith, who are partners in the firm Vick, Carney & Smith, LLP, were recently selected by their peers as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm by U.S. News and Best Lawyers for inclusion in

The Best Lawyers in America

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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