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Friday, July 20, 2007

Once again, Chambers USA has picked Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner & Preece as one of the top firms for litigation in Washington. In its 2007 edition, Chambers said this about Corr Cronin:

The Firm: This petite but highly thought of boutique firm is home to several of the top individual litigators in the state, and their reputation helps them to attract a high percentage of the really big deals. One source echoed the sentiments of many when he said that “they can always be trusted to do a first class job on a wide range of issues; they are always at the top of my list for firms to consider in the event of a conflict.” Clients use the team for a broad selection of cases, including commercial work and particularly nasty pieces of employment litigation, sometimes involving international issues. Sources commented: “They are very efficient across the board and their written product is very good.”

Chambers went on to praise in particular three lawyers at the firm: Kelly Corr, Bill Cronin and Randy Squires. Chambers wrote:

Kelly Corr was summed up by one interviewee. “He has a very pleasant outward demeanor and is easy to get along with. When you scratch the surface you find an individual who has both a superb trial instinct and a tough courtroom personality. He is a first class lawyer through and through.” Corr has a broad practice, which predominantly consists of business commercial litigation. Recently he has been working on the dispute between the Seattle Times and the Hearst Corporation, owner of the Seattle Post Intelligencer newspaper. In addition he has worked on products liability and employment issues.

“Thoughtful” William Cronin is a “straight shooter whose word you can rely upon.” His workload consists primarily of legal malpractice and insurance defense cases.

Randy Squires has spent the past twelve months handling a range of cases including a real estate issue and a toxic tort case. One source in particular was full of praise for his skills as a litigator: “He has an excellent trial technique; he knows the judges and their clerks and has a good rapport with them. He is persuasive and won’t prolong a matter if he thinks that it’s in the best interests of his clients to settle it.”

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