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Three Jones Waldo Attorneys Named ‘Lawyers of the Year’


Best Lawyers selected three Jones Waldo attorneys as Salt Lake City’s “Lawyers of the Year.” The annual award recognizes attorneys for excellence in their individual practice areas. Rick L. Knuth is “Best Lawyers 2013 Salt Lake City - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year,” Craig R. Mariger is “Best Lawyers 2013 Salt Lake City Construction Law Lawyer of the Year,” and Jeffrey Weston Shields is “Best Lawyers 2013 Salt Lake City– Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year.”

Knuth assists institutional and private lenders and borrowers in asset-based loan transactions. Mariger, who has held several leadership positions at the firm, represents participants in the construction industry with respect to construction planning, contracting, claim resolution and litigation and was the national construction counsel to a Fortune 500 company. Shields chairs Jones Waldo’s Business Development Committee and heads the Bankruptcy Creditors’ Right Practice Group. He has expertise in all aspects of commercial bankruptcy law.

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected international 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 of more than 36,000 attorneys, with the 2013 edition based on more than 4.4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.