Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC is proud to announce that 8 of its attorneys have been named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

The Sowell Gray lawyers were recognized for the following practice areas:

Grady L. Beard – Workers’ Compensation Law

Elizabeth Van Doren Gray – Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation

Daniel W. Hayes – Workers’ Compensation Law

Rebecca Laffitte – Personal Injury Litigation

Thornwell F. Sowell – Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation

Robert E. Stepp – Commercial Litigation

Monteith P. Todd – Personal Injury Litigation

J. Calhoun Watson – Commercial Litigation and Professional Malpractice Law

Sowell Gray’s Best Lawyers list includes nearly half of the firm’s attorneys, an accomplishment Managing Member Cal Watson said is impressive for a firm its size.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 24,126 leading attorneys cast more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.

Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, 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.”

Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for 26 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of recognition in the legal profession.”

About Sowell Gray
Located in Columbia’s historic Vista district, Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte LLC provides business and litigation representation in all state and federal trial and appellate courts. Founded in 1996, the firm serves clients ranging from multi-national corporations to small businesses and individuals.