Richard S. Jaffe Named a 2020 Edition ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Birmingham by Best Lawyers®

Attorney Richard S. Jaffe was recognized as a 26th Edition “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Criminal Defense: General Practice in Birmingham (AL) by The Best Lawyers in America©.

“Lawyer of the Year” is given to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback. Only one lawyer in a specific location and practice area is given this prestigious award each year.

Founded in 1981, Best Lawyers® lists the most successful and skilled attorneys in the legal industry in 146 practice areas through a rigorous peer-review process that entails an evaluation by currently recognized lawyers and a verification process involving local bar associations. For the 2020 Edition, approximately 8.3 million votes were considered, resulting in the inclusion of over 62,000 attorneys—or five percent of lawyers.

Best Lawyers has become a reliable legal source to help potential clients identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them. “Lawyer of the Year” awards were given throughout 182 metropolitan regions in 137 practices.

With more than four decades of legal experience, Attorney Jaffe is the Senior Partner of our firm and has handled the most complex cases in state and federal court. This is his fourth time being chosen by Best Lawyers® since 2010, including earning the award in 2013 for Criminal Defense: White Collar Crimes. He has earned one of the highest acquittal rates in the U.S. and has successfully represented many individuals and entities in Birmingham.

If you have been arrested for a serious criminal offense in Birmingham, contact Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. today at (205) 900-7714 and request a free consultation.