Four Lawyers From OWEN & OWENS Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

Posted on August 31, 2016 in General News

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (August 29, 2016) – The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that four of its lawyers, Joe Owen, Mary Burkey Owens, Sam Kaufman and Julie Cillo have been selected by their peers to be included in the 2017 edition of 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. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, 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.”

Joe Owen was selected for Best Lawyers for the third consecutive year in the categories of Litigation – Health Care and Litigation – Insurance. Owen is a successful trial lawyer representing individuals and businesses in civil and commercial litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, real estate, estate planning, corporate and construction law.

Mary Burkey Owens was selected for Best Lawyers for the fifth consecutive year. This year she is recognized in the categories of Family Law, Family Law Mediation and Collaborative Law: Family Law. Owens has handled complex custody, divorce, support and equitable distribution cases for over 25 years and has been trained both as a mediator and as a collaborative lawyer.

Sam Kaufman was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in the field of Litigation – Real Estate. Sam Kaufman represents both businesses and individuals in general litigation and real estate matters. His commercial clients are in diverse industries such as construction, transportation, automotive, title insurance, and banking. His personal representations include contract and business disputes, as well as transactional business matters. Sam also assists individuals and businesses with the sale or purchase of commercial and residential real estate.

Julie Cillo was selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in the field of Family Law. She focuses her practice on divorce, equitable distribution, child custody, child support, alimony, property settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, and other domestic relations issues. Julie is an assertive litigator, skilled negotiator, and experienced collaborative law attorney.


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