Ogier named Caribbean Law Firm of the Year 2016

Caribbean law firm Ogier has been named by Citywealth as the Caribbean Law Firm of the Year. Ogier provides advice on the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law through a network of offices that also includes Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Ogier’s Private Client and Trusts team specializes in advising trustees, private banks, and ultra-high net worth clients. They span the Caribbean, the Channel Islands, and Asia. This cross-jurisdictional strength of the firm got recognized this past Wednesday at Citywealth’s IDC Awards. These awards highlight excellence in the private wealth sector. Ogier was a finalist in the Caribbean, Guernsey, and Jersey categories.

Ogier’s Caribbean head of trusts, partner David Cooney, said: “This award is a recognition of our focus on, and continued investment in, our Private Client and Trusts team in the Caribbean region. We pride ourselves on providing practical, commercial, advice, an approach that is welcomed by clients. The Caribbean team continues to grow and 2016 is off to a strong start – this recognition by Citywealth is excellent news.”

This is not the first prestigious award for the firm as they were named International Team of the Year 2015/16 by STEP and Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2015 by The Lawyer.


Lafayette law firm wins Small Business of the Year

Lafayette, Louisiana law firm BB&C Attorneys At law has won the Small Business of the Year by Greater Lafayette Commerce. The award has been given out annually for over 20 years, starting in 1993.

In order to be nominated for the award a business must be privately owned, have the same ownership for at least three years, be a member of GLC, have fewer than 50 employees, and be involved in the community. The firm has been a pillar of the community, working with several charitable causes including Habitat for Humanity, Joyful Journey, and the Alliance Defense Fund.

The winner of the award is chosen from the monthly award winners for the year. BB&C beat out 11 monthly award winners between September 2014 and September 2015. “You’re in shock,” said attorney Stuart Boehning. “You go out there and do good work. You try your best in everything you do. So it’s a shock, but an absolute joy that we won.”


Batesville law firm earns prestigious award

Batesville and Indianapolis law firm Craig Kelley & Faultless LLC was awarded the prestigious 2015 Litigator Award. The award is in recognition of trial lawyers and firms for extraordinary achievement within the field(s) of personal injury, wrongful death, aviation accident, and truck accident litigation.

Based strictly on verdict and/or settlement dollar achievement rather than peer popularity, the Litigator Awards are perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged trial law rating. Simply being nominated is to be set among the elite of the profession. Those awarded are generally considered among the finest trial lawyers in the nation, the news release noted.

To be eligible, nominees must prove achievement of litigation performance benchmarks that include not less than:

• One verified verdict or settlement of at least $1 million in any one practice specialty category within the preceding five-year period prior to nomination or
• One verified verdict or settlement of at least $5 million in any one category within the preceding 10-year period or
• One verified verdict or settlement of at least $10 million in any one category within the preceding 20-year period.

“This unrivaled annual honor recognizes trial lawyers and firms who have attained extraordinary litigation achievement within one or more of 72 pre-defined practice specialty categories,” said Amy Harris of the 2015 Litigator Awards. “It is a feat achieved by fewer than 1 percent of all lawyers, and truly a testament to each award recipient’s remarkable performance relative to peers. Of the nearly 1.1 million lawyers considered, only a select few per state will achieve the distinction of being awarded annually in any given practice specialty.”