Congratulations to our attorney Jim Lea for being named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for his work in Family Law! Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” designation. Major thanks goes to his partner Ryan Schultz, his associate Ashley Grim and his fantastic staff!

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Jim Lea has been practicing law for nearly four decades. In 1996, he received an “A preeminent” rating from Martindale Hubbell, an honor earned by only 10 percent of the country’s lawyers. Since then, he has been named a “Super Lawyer,” honored as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” and “preeminent lawyer,” all for over 10 years. He was recently inducted into “Lawyers of Distinction,” limited to the nation’s top 10 percent of lawyers. His firm has been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top law firms for more than five years.