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Jack C. Keeney, Jr. recognized among 2013 “Best Lawyers” and Legal Aid named “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News
Legal Aid is pleased to announce that Jack C. Keeney, Jr., Director of the Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project, has been named a 2013 “Best Lawyer” by the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers as part of their annual peer review assessment. Jack, who received the prestigious Justice Potter Stewart Award earlier this year from the Council for Court Excellence, came to Legal Aid in January 2011 after a distinguished career at Hogan & Hartson (later, Hogan Lovells) where he was, among other things, the partner-in-charge of the firm’s award-winning pro bono practice and an expert on ethics and professional responsibility. Jack’s reputation in this area of practice has carried over to his work at Legal Aid, and the recognition he received today is for ethics and professional responsibility law. As a result of Jack’s inclusion in the “Best Lawyers” listing, U.S. News and Best Lawyers’ gave Legal Aid a “Tier 1” rating in this area of law for the Washington D.C. metropolitan region in its 2013 “Best Law Firm” rankings, also released today.