5 McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC lawyers named to the 2019 Best Lawyers® list

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McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC is pleased to announce that 5 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

"Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide," says CEO Phillip Greer.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list:

Cecelia A. Fleischner

  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Insurance

Walter N. Houghtaling

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Michael T. McConnell

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Insurance

James M. Miletich

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Litigation - Insurance

Traci L. Van Pelt

  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Health Care

Michael T. McConnell named 2019 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year"

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August 24, 2018 -- McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC attorney Michael T. McConnell was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Denver, Colorado in the practice area of Legal Malpractice - Defense. Mike brings excellence and dedication to all that he does, and we are honored to have him leading the MFH team by his outstanding example.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC Ranked in the 2018 “BEST LAW FIRMS” List

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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in 4 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2018 “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 2018 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. A “Law Firm of the Year” is named in 74 of the 75 nationally ranked practice areas.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC received the following rankings in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”:

Regional Tier 1
Colorado
Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Regional Tier 2
Colorado
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Walter Houghtaling Elected to Serve on the Board of Directors for Disability Colorado

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Walter Houghtaling has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Disability Colorado. Disability Colorado is a nonprofit organization protecting the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities and older people. It provides direct legal representation, education, advocacy, and legislative analysis to promote the independence, self-determination, empowerment and community participation of its clients. Specializing in civil rights and discrimination issues, the organization helps people obtain state and federally funded services, such as special education, mental health services, developmental disabilities services, and vocational rehabilitation to promote systemic change to sustain or improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and senior citizens.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC is a proud sponsor of Disability Colorado’s Attorneys’ Night Out – a yearly fundraising event and necessary effort to help defray the ever increasing costs associated with the services that this valuable organization provides. 

Traci L Van Pelt Named 2018 Best Lawyers® “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” for the Denver Area

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McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC attorney Traci L. Van Pelt was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants in the Denver area.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Traci L. Van Pelt was also listed in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:

Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Litigation – Health Care

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

MFH Supports MetroCaring and the Roll Out The Barrels Food Drive

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In July 2017, the Denver Bar Association's Young Lawyer Division partnered with MetroCaring to bring the annual Roll Out the Barrels food drive to law firms and legal organizations across the Denver Metro area. 

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Twenty-eight local firms participated, raising $17,714 in funds and 4,853 pounds of food. Once again,  the legal community banded together to help those less fortunate through a little healthy competition.  We are proud to announce that McConnell Fleischer Houghtaling, LLC won the award for most food and funds donated in our firm size category of 1-21 people. 

The firm was grateful to have the opportunity to help those in our community who are in need! 

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