My kids have been telling me it for years, but I have always been a bit suspect. However, this morning I was informed that I had been selected by my peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America®" in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation.

According to the website, inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. For 25 years, the top lawyers in the U.S. have helped make The Best Lawyers In America the leading legal referral guide by candidly evaluating the work of other top lawyers in the same specialties and geographic areas.

Lawyers are nominated to Best Lawyers in three ways. First, all of the lawyers in the previous edition of Best Lawyers are automatically nominated into the next edition. Second, during the voting process, voting lawyers are asked to nominate any outstanding lawyers who have not yet been nominated. These lawyer nominations are generally for lawyers at other firms and register as votes as well as nominations.

  • cheryl berenson RN, MS-MPH student OHSU

    MAZEL TOV!! you have earned it!!

  • D. L. Whitehead

    Congratulations Bill!
    But, remember: It was LAWYERS who voted for you… And, how good do you need to be to be amongst the best of a group of lawyers???…
    No, seriously, congratulations! You deserve it! You do a tremendous job keeping us pointed in the direction toward safe food.

  • Congratulations!

  • Olivia Marler


  • Congratulations, Bill. Your service to those interested in food safety through your blogs alone would justify the honour.

  • Marymary

    Well deserved. Congratulations!

  • Michele

    Well deserved. Thanks for all your tireless work for food safety. Congratulations!

  • Dr. Linda Kosa-Postl

    Congratulations!! I reference you often in my food safety curriculum. The students will be honored to hear about your latest accomplishment. Thank you for your continued efforts to represent the victims of food borne illnesses.

  • Nice going Bill, this is the kind of honor that puts wind behind your sails, and helps to make the tough parts easier. Well deserved.

  • Erik B. Ellingson

    Wonderful news… and so richly deserved. (Truth be told, I had you in that category a long time ago.) Congratulations, Bill.