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Phelan Petty Best Law Firms Phelan Petty is pleased to announce that firm founders Michael Phelan and Jonathan Petty have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. This recognition is based on a neutral peer review process submitted by attorneys practicing within the same geographical and legal practice areas. Attorneys must be nominated annually by other lawyers to maintain the integrity of the list.

About our award-winning attorneys

Phelan Petty’s nationally recognized trial lawyers handle a variety of negligent injury cases.

Michael G. Phelan has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2009 for his work in:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Mr. Phelan is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has earned numerous accolades from the American Association for Justice, including the Above and Beyond Award (2020) and the Wiedemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence (2016 and 2019). He has been named to the Top 100: Virginia Super Lawyers and the Top 100: The National Trial Lawyers lists.

Jonathan Petty has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2012 for his work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Mr. Petty has been recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers since 2008, and was named to the Top 100: Virginia Super Lawyers and the Top 50: Richmond Super Lawyers lists. He was recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2017 for obtaining the 4th largest verdict in the state that year. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Birth-Related Injury Compensation Program.

All of us at Phelan Petty are very proud of Michael and Jonathan for being included in the 2021 Best Lawyers list. We hope you will join us in congratulating them.



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