Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA (RCDM) is pleased to announce shareholders Bill Drury and Jack Klecan for being honored in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020, a highly regarded U.S. News and World Report-sponsored peer review guide honoring legal professionals. Bill has been recognized for 12 consecutive years, while Jack has been recognized for eight straight years in Arizona after previously appearing repeatedly in Best Lawyers in New Mexico.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The organization’s methodology is “designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.”

Jack was named again for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and picked up recognition in Insurance Law for the first time in Arizona. He has built a reputation as one of the preeminent litigators in the Southwest, and clients from a range of industries including insurance, healthcare, and transportation turn to him for his extensive trial experience. He has served as lead counsel in more than 250 jury trials involving product liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, professional liability and personal injury cases.

Bill was named in the 2020 publication for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. He is known throughout Arizona and nationally as a first chair trial attorney who is called upon to defend difficult, high-profile cases, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He has been practicing for more than 35 years. He has tried more than 150 jury cases with a notable record of success in matters ranging from product liability, health care liability, transportation liability, and commercial litigation.

The U.S. News/Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms recognitions will be released in early November. To be eligible for a ranking, the firm must have an attorney ranked in that particular practice area.