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Hull Barrett, PC, a full service law firm serving Georgia and South Carolina, is pleased to announce 13 lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). David E. Hudson also was named “Augusta Best Lawyers Litigation - Defendant Lawyer of the Year” for 2014.

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 lawyers being honored as “Best Lawyers” and “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in their surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Hull, Barrett, PC attorneys named “Best Lawyers” are: Douglas D. Batchelor, Jr. (Health Care Law & Government Relations Practice); Mark S. Burgreen (Tax Law); Neal W. Dickert (Mediation); James B. Ellington (Litigation-First Amendment, Litigation-Labor & Employment, & Employment Law-Management); George R. Hall (Legal Malpractice Law- Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, & Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants); R.E. Hanna, III (Real Estate Law & Public Finance Law); David E. Hudson (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-First Amendment, & Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants); William J. Keogh, III (Litigation-Construction, Commercial Litigation); Darren G. Meadows (Environmental Law); James V. Painter (Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants); Patrick J. Rice (Bet-the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, & Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants); F. Michael Taylor (Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants); and William H. Tucker (Real Estate Law).

Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Hudson, recipient of Augusta Best Lawyers Litigation-Defendant Lawyer of the Year, is a senior member of the firm and has a trial skill and track record of noteworthy results which have earned the respect of peers in the legal community. He practices in the area of general civil litigation with an emphasis on business and commercial disputes, media law and construction law. In addition to being named "Lawyer of the Year", Mr. Hudson is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also is consistently named to the Georgia Super Lawyers and in 2013 was recognized as a Georgia Trend's Legal Elite.

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David E. Hudson named “Litigation: Defendant Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America – Press Release