Jim Belanger Receives Rare Recognition from The Best Lawyers in America©
Coppersmith Brockelman’s Jim Belanger is a true renaissance attorney. He was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as a 2017 “Best Lawyer®” in six practice area categories, an honor only a handful of attorneys in Arizona hold. In fact, being recognized in more than three categories is an extraordinary accomplishment given the Valley’s competitive legal industry. Specifically, he earned recognition in the areas of commercial litigation; criminal defense: white-collar; criminal defense: general practice; ethics and professional responsibility law; litigation: regulatory enforcement (SEC, telecom, energy); and qui tam law.
To add to the accolades, The Best Lawyers in America has also named him as “Lawyer of the Year®” in criminal defense, in the general practice subset. The group designates only one attorney per legal practice area as a Lawyer of the Year. This year marks the fifth time in the past seven years Jim has been recognized as the top lawyer in a given category in the state. In the past, he has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” in criminal defense: white-collar and litigation: regulatory enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy).
Now in its 24th edition, The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession. Each year, the organization conducts comprehensive surveys among tens of thousands of leading lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers.