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Two Jones Waldo Attorneys Honored as Salt Lake City ‘Lawyers of the Year’


Jones Waldo, one of Utah’s most enduring and prestigious law firms, today announced two of its attorneys have been named Salt Lake City “Lawyers of the Year” for 2011 in their individual practice areas by Best Lawyers. Tom Berggren is “Salt Lake City Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year,” and Michael Patrick O’Brien is “Salt Lake City Best Lawyers Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year.”

Berggren chairs Jones Waldo’s Real Estate department and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. O’Brien, a graduate of the University of Utah College of Law, is chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and leader of its Employment Law and Media Law practice groups.

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has designated “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 “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys, with the current edition based on 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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