Eight Whatcom County attorneys have been recognized as 2012 Super Lawyers by Washington Super Lawyers Magazine.
Listed alphabetically, along with their areas of practice, they are:
-Dean Brett of Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis and Brown, focusing on major personal injury and wrongful death law.
-Philip Buri of Buri Funston Mumford, focused on appeals, civil litigation, land use, and community associations.
-Frank Chmelik of Chmelik Sitkin & Davis, practicing law in the areas of business, municipal government, probate/estate planning and the environment.
-Jeffrey Lustick, Lustick Law Firm, focused on criminal defense, family, aviation, military and real estate law.
-Barry Meyers, Elder Law Offices of Meyers & Avery, practicing law in the areas of estate planning, advocating, counseling and education for client disability, aging, illness, incapacity and death.
-John Murphy of Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis and Brown, focused on major personal injury and wrongful death law.
-Jon Sitkin of Chmelik Sitkin & Davis, focusing on zoning, land-use planning, real estate, municipal government and water law.
-J. Bruce Smith of Barron Smith Daugert, practicing law in the areas of estate planning law and estate/trust administration.
The Super Lawyer program was created in 1991 as a way to establish a credible, objective and comprehensive listing of outstanding attorneys, to be used as a resource by both attorneys and those seeking legal counsel.