Barbara A. Zurek, a partner with the Minneapolis based law firm Meagher & Geer, has been chosen by Best Lawyers as the “Minneapolis Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. Barbara is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney. She has tried approximately 75 cases – in trial and on appeal. She focuses her practice on defending healthcare providers faced with claims of medical malpractice – including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists, social workers, physician assistants and physical therapists, and entities such as hospitals and nursing homes. Barbara and her colleagues serve as defense counsel for the leading underwriter of medical malpractice insurance in Minnesota. They are also approved local defense counsel for the leading medical malpractice insurers of chiropractors and dentists.

After more than twenty five years in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties. Only a single lawyer in selected communities, in the designated specialties is selected as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by lawyers. The lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings, evidencing a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

We congratulate Barbara on this well deserved honor.