by Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC
Press Release • Posted August 1, 2014
Recognition continues firm's presence and leadership among Kentucky attorneys
PADUCAH, Ky. – E. Frederick (Rick) Straub, Jr., managing partner of Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC, has again been selected as a 2015 Best Lawyers in Kentucky. This is Mr. Straub’s second time on this honorable list.
According to the publishers, the list is excerpted from the publication known as The Best Lawyers in America, a referral guide to the legal professions in the United States. Published for nearly three decades, Best Lawyers lists attorneys in 82 practice areas, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, who have been chosen through an exhaustive survey in which thousands of the nation’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
According to the publisher, voting lawyers were provided this general guideline for determining if a nominee should be listed: “If you had a close friend or relative who needed a real estate lawyer (for example), and you could not handle the case yourself, to whom would you refer them?” All votes and comments were solicited with a guarantee of confidentiality – a critical factor in the viability and validity of Best Lawyers surveys. To ensure the rigor of the selection process, lawyers were urged to use only their highest standards when voting, and to evaluate each nominee based only on his or her individual merits. The additional comments were used to make more accurate comparisons between voting patterns and weight votes accordingly. Best Lawyers uses various methodological tolls to identify and correct for anomalies in both the nomination and voting process.