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Sowell Gray Lawyer Betsy Gray Named Columbia Litigator of the Year

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Elizabeth Van Doren Gray as Columbia’s “Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year for 2009.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating Lawyers of the Year in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities like Columbia. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2009), is based on more than 2.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

As one of the Lawyers of the Year, Betsy has received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a high level of respect among her peers for her abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

“Betsy is truly an extraordinary litigator, said Cal Watson, managing partner. “She’s tough, smart, and the ultimate professional. This recognition is indeed a well-deserved honor.””

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.