Phil ColeBest Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Phillip A. Cole as the “Minneapolis Best Lawyers Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year” for 2011. Cole is president of Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg. He litigates professional liability, commercial disputes and business torts.

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. 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, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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

Phil Cole Best Lawyers Minneapolis Legal Malpractice Law Defendants Lawyer of the Year 2011Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We congratulate Phil Cole on being selected as the ‘Minneapolis Best Lawyers Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year’ for 2011.”

Cole, a member of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, is certified as a specialist in the litigation of both legal and medical professional liability claims. He is also in the list of the Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers®.