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Four Partners selected as among “The Best Lawyers in America”

Richmond, VA (September 2012) Four attorneys from Setliff Law, P.C., have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). From the Glen Allen (Richmond), Virginia office, C. Stephen Setliff was recognized in the categories of Transportation Law, Railroad Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Also from the Richmond office, Gregory F. Holland was selected in the categories of Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. The third attorney selected from the Richmond office is  John K. Burke, Jr., who was recognized in  the categories of Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, and Litigation – Real Estate. From the Annapolis, Maryland office, Stephen B. Caplis was recognized in the category of Railroad Law.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counselmagazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” 

Mr. Setliff, a founding partner of Setliff Law, practices in transportation law, tort liability, personal injury, products liability, commercial landlord tenant and premises liability, and general litigation law in the Glen Allen (Richmond) office of Setliff Law. He has been repeatedly recognized in the Best Lawyers in America list (2008 – 2013) in Transportation Law, and in the 2013 edition was also recognized in the categories of Railroad Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, and, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Mr. Setliff also has been selected as a Virginia Super Lawyer in the field of transportation law (2009 – 2012). Mr. Setliff is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and is active with the Virginia Railway Association, Virginia Trucking Association, and American Trucking Association. He is coordinating and trial counsel for two of the nation’s Class 1 railroads and the nation’s largest passenger rail carrier, and is trial counsel in Virginia and Maryland for several trucking companies.

Mr. Holland, also a founding partner of Setliff Law, practices in transportation law, tort liability, personal injury, and insurance coverage. He was listed in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2006 – 2007 and 2009-2010. Mr. Holland was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition ofBest Lawyers in America in the the following fields: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendents, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Insurance Law. He was President of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond for the 2009 – 2010 term, and has been a member of the Association for more than 20 years.

Mr. Burke has been repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation (1999 – 2013) and Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, and was also recently recognized as well in the category of Real Estate Litigation (2013). Mr. Burke also was recently selected as a 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law in the Richmond metropolitan area.  He has also been named one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Litigation by Chambers USA (2004-2012), and as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Business Litigation. Mr. Burke has also been named numerous times in Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite in Civil Litigation. He has extensive trial experience in Virginia state courts, as well as in the federal courts of Virginia and other states.

Mr. Caplis has been repeatedly recognized on the Maryland Super Lawyers list (2009 – 2013). He was named in the 2010 edition of Baltimore’s Best Lawyers, a supplement to the Baltimore Sun that recognizes the best lawyers in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America (2008 – 2013) in the category of Railroad Law. Mr. Caplis has extensive experience in transportation law, tort liability, personal injury, general litigation, and federal and state appellate practice. He is past Vice President of the Eastern region of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC), former chair of the NARTC’s jury instruction committee, and a past member of its executive committee.

C. Stephen Setliff and Gregory F. Holland opened the doors to the Glen Allen (Richmond) office of Setliff Law in June 2006. In December 2008, they opened a second office in Baltimore, Maryland – that office subsequently moved to Annapolis, Maryland. To contact Setliff Law in Virginia, call (804) 377-1260, and in Maryland, call (443) 837-6800, or visit the website at setliffholland.com.

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