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Guin, Stokes & Evans, LLC ranked in 2015 “Best Law Firms” Monday, 03 November, 2014

Birmingham, AL, United States — Monday, November 03, 2014 — Guin, Stokes & Evans, LLC has been ranked in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas:

Metropolitan Awards

Tier 1, Birmingham, Commercial Litigation
Tier 2, Birmingham, Litigation – Securities

Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2015 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the fifth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, costeffectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy
competitor.

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About Guin, Stokes & Evans, LLC

With law offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Chicago, Illinois, Guin Stokes & Evans, LLC is a boutique litigation practice focusing on complex business and financial litigation, especially securities litigation, antitrust, business disputes, class actions, consumer fraud, and stock fraud arbitrations. The firm’s cases typically involve accounting issues, securities or antitrust violations, business valuations, shareholder fights, derivative suits, business “divorces” among co-owners, covenants not to compete, or trademark litigation.

INBLF Black Tie Weekend Monday, 03 November, 2014

GSE partners, Tammy Stokes and David Guin, recently attended the 11th Annual Black Tie Weekend of the INBLF (International Network of Boutique Law Firms) in the nation’s capital. Guin currently serves as the President of the Alabama Chapter of the organization. The Black Tie Dinner was held at the United States Supreme Court’s Great Hall with Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. as guest of honor. Guest speaker, Kenneth Feinberg, spoke of his work as special master for victims’ compensation funds, including the BP Oil Spill and the families affected by the 9/11 World Trade Center attack.

Tammy Stokes and David Guin at the Supreme Court

Tammy Stokes in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court

David and April Guin in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court

The weekend events included business meetings, a nighttime tour of memorials, and a cocktail reception at the House of Sweden, located on Georgetown’s waterfront.

Lincoln Memorial

MLK Memorial

The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

The INBLF is a network of highly credentialed single-discipline boutique law firms, across the United States and Canada. The INBLF is not an organization a lawyer or law firm can join by paying a fee. The INBLF carefully reviews the qualifications each potential member and invites only those who represent the highest level of knowledge, experience, and reputation to join. Each member carries credentials comparable or superior to what can be found at the highest-ranking full-service firms, without the insulating layers of intermediate attorneys between the client and the lawyer, and without the concomitant exorbitant billing rates.

Congratulations to David Guin, Dawn Evans and David Donaldson for Best Lawyers® Listing! Monday, 22 September, 2014

Listed_In_Best_Lawyers_Web Congratulations to David Guin (Securities Litigation), Dawn Stith Evans (Real Estate Litigation), and David Donaldson (Commercial Litigation) for being selected by their peers for listing in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

David Guin Comments on Jefferson County Bankruptcy Friday, 21 March, 2014

guin-office_002B-Metro Magazine asked GSE partner David Guin to explain the history and significance of Jefferson County, Alabama’s bankruptcy. This is what he said.

B-Metro Magazine Highlights Partner Tammy Stokes Friday, 21 March, 2014

Tammy B-MetroB-Metro Magazine this month spotlights GSE partner Tammy Stokes as one of Birmingham’s “Top Flight” attorneys. Read more about her here.

Guin Stokes & Evans, LLC Awarded “Tier 1″ “Best Law Firms” Ranking by US News/Best Lawyers Monday, 11 November, 2013

Guin, Stokes & Evans, LLC is pleased to announce that it has earned a Tier 1 ranking for the Birmingham metro area in the field of Commercial Litigation by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.  The firm’s Securities Litigation practice was also recognized in the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2014 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas.
The U.S. News –Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

David Donaldson Included in Best Lawyers in America (2014) Thursday, 22 August, 2013

Guin Stokes & Evans, LLC is pleased to announce that David Donaldson has again been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in the field of Commercial Litigation (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

David Guin Selected for Best Lawyers Listing Thursday, 15 August, 2013

Guin Stokes & Evans, LLC is pleased to announce that partner David Guin has again been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in the field of Securities Litigation (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Attorneys Guin & Donaldson Named to 2013 Alabama “Super Lawyers” List Thursday, 09 May, 2013

David Guin

David Guin

Guin Stokes & Evans, LLC is please to announce that David Guin and David Donaldson have been selected to the 2013 Alabama Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

David Donaldson

David Donaldson

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Dawn Evans Speaks on FINRA Stock Fraud Arbitrations Wednesday, 19 December, 2012

Donaldson & Guin law firm | Securities Arbitration | Dawn Stith EvansGuin Stokes & Evans partner Dawn Evans recently spoke at a continuing legal education seminar for attorneys on the topic, “Introduction to FINRA Arbitrations – A View From Both Sides of the Bar.” Her materials are available here. For more information about stock broker-dealer arbitrations, contact Dawn Evans..