MGC Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

McAngus Goudelock & Courie (MGC), a regional insurance defense firm, is pleased to announce the inclusion of MGC Asheville attorneys Joseph Hamrick and John Spainhour in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 list. Hamrick was named Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Asheville for his work in Workers’ Compensation – Employers. Spainhour was recognized for his work in Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Insurance.

MGC Asheville attorneys Richard Haywood, Lucie Peoples and Zephyr Sullivan were named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list – an award given to attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Haywood was recognized for his work in Workers’ Compensation – Employers. Peoples and Sullivan were recognized for their work in Commercial Litigation.

ABOUT Best Lawyers®
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. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 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.

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