Charles M. Merkel, Jr., John Hartwell Cocke, William B. Raiford, III, and Charles M. Merkel, III, lawyers of Merkel & Cocke, P.A., were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
John H. Cocke, William B. Raiford, III and Charles M. Merkel, III were selected in the practice area of “Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs” and Charles M. Merkel, Jr. was selected in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs”, “Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs”, “Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants”, and “Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs”.