CLEVELAND, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Best Lawyers ranking of national attorneys has again named James A. Lowe, firm partner at Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA, as a "Lawyer of the Year" in the Product Liability Litigation: Plaintiffs for 2012. In addition to his experience, he was selected for receiving exceptionally high ratings among his peers for his abilities, professionalism and integrity.
Best Lawyers, the oldest and most prestigious peer-review publication in the legal profession, designates "Lawyers of the Year" in sophisticated legal specialties within large legal communities. The publication compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Only a single lawyer from each specialty in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."
"Since 1976, our firm has been driven by one guiding principle: to make our country safer. By successfully representing victims of defective products, we have been encouraging individuals and companies alike to consider safety first and act responsibly," explained Lowe. "We firmly believe that our advocacy for the seriously injured makes the world a safer place. We're very appreciative to our colleagues who completed the survey in recognition of our continued commitment to our clients."
Lowe is a nationally recognized trial lawyer specializing in product liability, automobile product safety, and other complex cases. He has been board certified in trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for more than 20 years. Lowe has authored multiple texts and treatises on product liability and motor vehicle defect cases, and frequently lectures on these subjects both in the U.S. and abroad.
Best Lawyers has selected Lowe for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1993. Lowe remains very active in the legal community as a fellow of both the International Society of Barristers and the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Earlier this year, a jury awarded damages to Youngstown-area Westgate Ford Truck Sales, Inc. as part of a class action lawsuit after determining that Ford Motor Company overcharged its 3,000 dealers for commercial trucks purchased during an 11-year period in violation of the company's dealer agreements. Lowe was a lead counsel in the case, which resulted in a nearly $2 billion judgment against Ford.
Since 1976, the award-winning trial attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA have successfully represented people in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, automobile product safety, home and workplace safety, medical malpractice, and birth injuries, as well as families of victims of wrongful death. U.S. News & World Report named the firm to its "Best Law Firms" list (2010–2012), while lawyers from the firm were again honored as Ohio Super Lawyers for 2011.
For more information on Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA, please call 216-781-2600 or visit http://www.lewm.com/.
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