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AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

Martindale Ratings

Average Peer Rating
4.4/5.0
Average Client Rating
Client Recommended
100% client recommended

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5.0/5.0

If you use Michael McDermott you can be sure that everything is in order! No surprises at closings. (House, land). Excellent title work, office...

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Client 2018/09/29

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/09/15

5.0/5.0

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Of Counsel 2014/09/08

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/09/02

5.0/5.0

Michael is one of the smartest attorneys I have known in my 13 year legal career. He is an utmost professional and highly regarded in our community.

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Partner 2014/09/02

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/27

5.0/5.0

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Of Counsel 2014/08/25

5.0/5.0

I consider Michael a professional and ethical outstanding member of the Mississippi bar.

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Partner 2014/08/25

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/08/22

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/08/22

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/08/22

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/08/22

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

Mark is an excellent attorney in every respect.

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Member 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

I know Mark to be a very capable trial lawyer who has good judgment.

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Associate 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

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Member 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

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Senior Associate 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

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Member 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/08/21

5.0/5.0

Mr. Whitehead is an excellent attorney. I have worked with him on a very complicated and difficult litigation matter and he was of invaluable...

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Partner 2014/08/19

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/08/18

5.0/5.0

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Senior Associate 2014/08/18

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/18

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/17

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/17

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/17

5.0/5.0

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Of Counsel 2014/08/17

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/17

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2014/08/17

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2014/08/17

5.0/5.0

Michael is one of the most knowledgeable, hard-working and ethical attorneys I have known.

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Sole Practitioner 2014/08/17

5.0/5.0

Mike has earned the highest rating you can give.

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Of Counsel 2014/08/17

5.0/5.0

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Member 2014/08/17

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/05/22

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2012/07/20

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2012/07/18

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2012/07/10

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2012/07/10

5.0/5.0

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Member 2012/07/10

5.0/5.0

Any excellent lawyer with great abilities.

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Partner 2012/07/10

5.0/5.0

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Associate 2012/07/02

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2012/07/02

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2011/06/07

5.0/5.0

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Member 2011/06/06

5.0/5.0

Cowles is truly an expert in the field of asbestos litigation. Possesses the highest degree of knowledge, judgement and understanding and is able to...

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Partner 2011/05/23

5.0/5.0

Cowles has great analytical ability. He has maturity beyond his years. Not only is he a very good attorney, he is a very good person.

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Partner 2011/05/22

5.0/5.0

Cowles is an exceptional lawyer, who demonstrates ability beyond his years. He is a very capapble trial attorney and deserving of the highest rating...

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Managing Partner 2011/05/22

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2011/05/22

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2011/05/22

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2011/05/15

5.0/5.0

Excellent lawyer; genial personality; straight shooter. He has potential to be a star.

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Partner 2011/05/14

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/05/14

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/05/14

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2011/05/09

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2011/05/09

5.0/5.0

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Judge 2011/05/09

5.0/5.0

COWLES DESRVES AN 'A,V' RATING IF HE DOESN'T ALREADY HAVE ONE.

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Principal 2011/05/06

5.0/5.0

Mr. Symmes has represented co-Defendants in several cases. He is great to work with. I find that he is very ethical and knowledgable of the law.

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Partner 2011/05/06

5.0/5.0

Cowles is a very knowledgable and responsive legal counsel

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Client 2011/05/04

5.0/5.0

Easy to work with, responsive, professional.

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Client 2011/05/03

5.0/5.0

I have known Steve since law school 30 years ago. Steve has always exemplified the highest ethical standards in his practice. He is an excellant...

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Partner 2011/03/21

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2011/03/14

5.0/5.0

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Associate 2011/03/08

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/03/04

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/03/04

5.0/5.0

I have known Stephen for more than 20 years. I have represented co-defendants in cases with him throughout that time. Stephen has advanced and...

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Member 2011/03/03

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

I have participated in litigation against and with Stephen. I have found him to not only be capable as an attorney but also very professional.

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

Mr. Peresich is an excellent attorney who is well deserving of an AV rating.

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

Steve is deserving of an AV rating.

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

Very capable and experienced med mal defense lawyer. As good as there is in South Mississippi.

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Member 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

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Associate 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

Steve is deserving of an AV rating.

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

Stephen is an excellent attorney and should be given the AV rating.

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

5.0/5.0

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Government Counsel 2011/02/28

5.0/5.0

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Of Counsel 2011/02/28

5.0/5.0

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Associate 2011/02/27

5.0/5.0

Randi Mueller is a superb lawyer. She is reasoned and thoughtful in her advice, knowledgeable about the area of law and pragmatic in her approach to...

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Partner 2011/02/18

5.0/5.0

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Member 2011/02/10

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2011/02/10

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2010/11/23

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2010/11/23

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2010/10/29

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2010/10/21

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2010/10/21

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2010/10/21

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2010/10/06

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2010/09/30

5.0/5.0

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Member 2010/09/23

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2010/09/07

5.0/5.0

Mr. Westbrook is one of the finest and most ethical trial lawyers I have had the privilege to try a case with. We had a month long federal court...

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Managing Partner 2010/09/07

4.8/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/09/08

4.8/5.0

Mark is involved primarily in Silica and otherToxic Tort litigation. He is very professional And a bright lawyer.

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Partner 2014/09/06

4.8/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/09/02

4.8/5.0

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Member 2014/09/01

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/29

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/26

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/26

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/26

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/25

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/21

4.8/5.0

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Of Counsel 2014/08/21

4.8/5.0

Steve is an outstanding litigator. I have worked extensively with and against Steve and consider him to be of the highest character and professional...

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Managing Partner 2011/03/03

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2011/03/01

4.8/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2010/11/23

4.8/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2010/11/23

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2010/11/07

4.8/5.0

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Judge 2010/10/06

4.6/5.0

Mark has a sharp, quick analytical legal mind. I have worked with him as counsel for do-defendants on a number of complex cases over the years. He...

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Member 2014/08/21

4.6/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/17

4.6/5.0

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Associate 2011/05/06

4.6/5.0

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Partner 2011/03/01

4.6/5.0

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Managing Partner 2010/10/21

4.6/5.0

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Managing Partner 2010/10/21

4.6/5.0

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Principal 2010/09/15

4.6/5.0

I have extensive experience with Mike and find him to be a very competent and skilled attorney in every respect.

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Managing Partner 2009/07/14

4.5/5.0

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Client 2017/08/22

4.4/5.0

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Partner 2014/08/21

4.4/5.0

leader in pro bono

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Government Counsel 2013/03/11

4.4/5.0

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Managing Partner 2012/07/10

4.4/5.0

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Senior Associate 2011/05/06

4.4/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/03/09

4.4/5.0

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Partner 2011/02/14

4.4/5.0

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Partner 2011/02/11

4.4/5.0

Randi is a rising star. An excellent young attorney.

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Member 2011/02/10

4.4/5.0

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Of Counsel 2010/09/23

4.2/5.0

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Partner 2014/05/30

4.2/5.0

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Managing Partner 2012/07/16

4.0/5.0

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Member 2012/07/25

4.0/5.0

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Associate 2012/07/10

4.0/5.0

Cowles is very diligent and capable. He has aggressively defended cases for our company. I am not aware of his trial experience as we have not had...

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General Counsel 2011/05/23

4.0/5.0

A rising star in bar in Southern Mississippi.

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Partner 2011/05/16

4.0/5.0

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Member 2011/05/06

4.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

4.0/5.0

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Member 2011/02/23

4.0/5.0

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Partner 2010/09/15

4.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2010/09/07

4.0/5.0

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Partner 2010/09/07

4.0/5.0

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Partner 2009/11/01

3.8/5.0

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Member 2011/02/18

3.8/5.0

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Managing Partner 2009/07/14

3.6/5.0

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Senior Associate 2012/07/02

3.6/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/03/01

3.6/5.0

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Partner 2010/11/08

3.6/5.0

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Managing Partner 2010/09/08

3.6/5.0

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Member 2009/07/22

3.4/5.0

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Principal 2014/05/14

3.4/5.0

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Member 2010/09/23

3.4/5.0

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Partner 2010/09/08

3.2/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/08/29

3.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/05/30

3.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2011/05/16

3.0/5.0

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Partner 2009/11/01

2.6/5.0

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Staff Lawyer 2014/09/06

1.2/5.0

Mr Peresich is an excellent lawyer and deserving of an A rating.

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Partner 2011/03/01