Boulder, Colorado, November 1, 2011 – The law firm PURVIS • GRAY, LLP has for the second consecutive year been named amongst the best law firmsin the country in the 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”rankings released today. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S.News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011; the national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication.
PURVIS • GRAY, LLP received a national first-tier ranking in Mass TortLitigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs and a national first-tier ranking in Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. PURVIS • GRAY, LLP also received Colorado first-tier ranking in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.
For more than 25 years, the law firm PURVIS • GRAY, LLP, has represented people who have been seriously injured as a result of safety violations by large corporations, municipalities or other individuals. Though they are a small firm with only four attorneys they have the talent, experience, and fortitude to take on anyone.
As John Purvis explains, “If we wanted to represent Wall Street and big corporations, we wouldn’t be here. And if we had that kind of practice, frankly, we wouldn’t feel like we were helping people very much. We don’t get much satisfaction or sense of accomplishment from just improving ledger sheets or profit and loss statements.”
In 2011, Bill Gray was named Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation – Denver area; and, John Purvis was named Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year for Mass Tort Litigation – Denver area.
Retired Boulder County District Court Judge Murray Richtel has described John Purvis and Bill Gray, “as the crème de la crème of the trial bar.” John and Bill both have been elected to all four of the most selective trial lawyers’ organizations: The International Society of Barristers, The American College of Trial Lawyers, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. The International Society of Barristers has only 650 active fellows in the world; The International Academy of Trial Lawyers has a fellowship limited to 500 lawyers in the world. Fellowship in each group is restricted to those considered by their peers to be among the finest in their profession.
Jim Heckbert brings more than 35 years experience fighting for people who have been seriously injured with numerous multi-million dollar verdicts on his resume. Heckbert leads the firm’s Steamboat Springs’ office. Jim’s cases have been the subjects of segments on NBC’s Dateline and CBS’s 60 Minutes television program.
Mike Thomson joined the firm in 2001 and his cases involve serious automobile/trucking accidents or complex litigation including civil rights violations, brain injury/spinal cord injuries and wrongful death. He is the lead attorney in separate wrongful death product liability actions against Taser International, Inc. and Daimler Trucks North America, Inc. A number of Mike’s cases have been written up in both the Denver Post and the Daily Camera.
“U.S News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law schools rankings.”
About the Firm
PURVIS • GRAY, LLP is committed to selecting only those cases that will benefit the most from their unique, aggressive approach. They take on a relatively small number of clients and strive to do a superior job on those cases. Although each case is assigned to one or two attorneys, the considerable experience and judgment of the entire firm is brought to bear on every case.
The firm approaches and prepares each case as though it will proceed to trial. This preparation, together with the firm’s acknowledged ability in trial, allows it to settle the vast majority of cases at substantial levels. If, however, the case cannot be settled to the advantage of the client, the firm is well-prepared and ready to go to trial to seek the best results for each client. It is the goal of the firm to provide representation equal to that available anywhere, regardless of a client’s financial circumstances. PURVIS • GRAY, LLP offers legal counsel primarily in the following areas:
* Personal injury
* Auto accidents
* Wrongful death
* Product liability
* Professional malpractice
* Catastrophic injury
PURVIS • GRAY, LLP makes a difference in people’s lives. For more information about the firm please go to http://www.purvisgray.net or call 303-442-3366.