Joel R. Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C., has once again received a coveted spot in The Best Lawyers of America© for his work in Construction Law, this time for the 2019 edition. This is his fifth consecutive year of receiving the award from Best Lawyers®, the first coming in 2013.
Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected publications in the legal world. The process of being included starts with a nomination of the lawyer by anyone other than the lawyer himself. It is recommended that a lawyer only be nominated if he has at least 10 years of practice, and Best Lawyers only considers lawyers in private practice, not in-house counsels. Then, Best Lawyers reaches out to currently recognized attorneys to receive feedback on the nominee. After considering this feedback, Best Lawyers reaches out to the nominee’s state and local bar to ensure he is in good standing. Finally, the nominee is notified that he was given the honor of being selected, and the results are published online and in print. Once included, the nominee is known as a “recognized or listed lawyer.”
Unlike many other organizations that publish similar awards, Best Lawyers publishes top legal practitioners in over 70 countries. They have been publishing lists of premier lawyers since the organization was founded in 1983.
It is no surprise that Joel Rhine received recognition for his work in Construction Law, for Rhine Law Firm, P.C., handles many such matters, including architect negligence, building design defects, bridge collapse, construction litigation, defective electrical systems, payment and performance bond disputes, water intrusion, and more. The firm has settled an individual Chinese drywall case for over $24 million, and takes part in many class-action lawsuits around the country, protecting consumers and homeowners.
Rhine Law Firm, P.C., has nearly 30 years of experience litigating in the North Carolina construction industry. If you have a legal issue involving construction and would like Joel Rhine and his team to take a look at it, please call (910) 772-9960 to set up a consultation.