Blackwell Burke P.A. does it again! The firm and two of its attorneys were named to the coveted 2018 Best Lawyers in America list. Blackwell Burke is believed to be the only African-American owned litigation firm to win this award, carving unprecedented inroads in the world of nationwide high-stakes litigation and class actions.

Best Lawyers holds itself out as the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. It has been publishing the list yearly for more than 30 years. It is entirely made up of peer review, intended to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus and opinions of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Blackwell Burke partner, Peter Goss, was honored with the Lawyer of the Year designation for his work in product liability litigation for defendants. The designation is awarded to one lawyer in one region and one specialty by Best Lawyers; the publication’s most distinguished accolade. He was also listed in the areas of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and Product Liability Litigation, both for defendants.

“What’s important is the work we do for our clients,” said Goss. “It’s an honor to be recognized, but I didn’t do anything special to earn it. This is really more a reflection of the great work that the entire firm has been doing over the past year.”

Firm founder Jerry Blackwell, was recognized for Product Liability Litigation-Defendants. The law firm, Blackwell Burke P.A., was honored as well.

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