U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the 2017 "Best Law Firms" rankings last week, and Strindberg & Scholnick made the cut!
From the Press Release:
"Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
The 2017 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 10,000 attorneys provided more than 800,000 law firm assessments, and over 10,000 clients provided more than 90,000 evaluations.
Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan practice areas. One "Law Firm of the Year" is named in each of the 74 nationally ranked practice areas."
A number of our lawyers have been featured on the "Best Lawyers" lists, and we want to thank all of our peers and clients for helping our firm achieve this ranking!
Erika Birch resolves Superintendent Linda Clark's breach of contract claim against the West Ada School District
The West Ada School District has agreed to pay $160,000 to former Superintendent Dr. Linda Clark after everything that happened regarding her resignation last October. The settlement avoids the lawsuit that would have alleged a breach of contract, damage to Dr. Clark's name and reputation, and creating a hostile work environment that forced Dr. Clark to resign.
The settlement compensates Dr. Clark for a small part of the actual losses, and brings the matter to a close.
Further details about the matter can be read on the Idaho Statesman website, or by clicking this link.
Strindberg & Scholnick attorneys Erika Birch, Sarah Simmons, and Guy Hallam were recognized in the May 2016 Edition of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Journal.
Erika received recognition for the creation of the Street Law Clinic in 2013. The Street Law Clinic provides free legal advice and services to those who cannot bridge the gap to the courthouse due to financial constraints. As of March 2016, the clinic has served just over 1,500 clients, and wouldn't be what it was without the support of all of the individuals involved who have dedicated their time and talent.
Sarah Simmons is one of such individuals, who faithfully showed up to several sessions of the Clinic despite her busy schedule and helped the law students, clerks, and clients and thus received the well-deserved recognition.
Last but not least, Guy Hallam was recognized for his legislative efforts on House Bill 487 dealing with key employee presumption.
Thank you ITLA for the recognition!
Strindberg & Scholnick was recognized as Utah's Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year for 2016! This award is given to a law firm that has actively and successfully encouraged pro bono service by their attorneys.
From the Utah State Bar website, "The pro bono community of Utah seeks to recognize those who have provided or enabled the direct provision of legal services, free of charge, for Utah’s most vulnerable citizens – people living in poverty, individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors, minorities and victims of domestic violence. While the obstacles to equal access to justice continue to mount, the willingness of attorneys to help meet the legal needs of the indigent in their communities is important to those in need of service."
Strindberg & Scholnick is proud to provide help to those in need throughout both Utah and Idaho, and are honored to receive such recognition for their efforts.
Sarah Simmons was featured in the March/April 2016 edition of The Advocate, the Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar.
In her article, explores the research behind implicit bias and remind litigators that they should be cognizant of implicit bias at every phase of litigation.
Find this article on page 35 of the March/April Edition of The Advocate, or by clicking here.
Strindberg & Scholnick is pleased to announce that attorney T. Guy Hallam has joined our firm and will be working out of our Boise, Idaho office. Guy was a founding partner at Kormanik Hallam & Sneed, LLP (now formally known as Kormanik & Sneed) and has decided to join our team as a managing partner. Guy has a diverse background and several years' worth of experience that we are proud to have join our team!
Strindberg & Scholnick's namesake, Erik & Lauren were two of 223 Utah attorneys nominated by their peers into Best Lawyers of America 2016. in the same publication, Erik has been chosen as Salt Lake City's "Lawyer of the Year" for the area of employment law (individuals). Congratulations Erik and Lauren!
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