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Attorney Paul Kruse has been honored in the March issue of Super Lawyers for his outstanding personal injury advocacy as a partner at Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP.

Super Lawyers is an independent legal organization which provides evaluations of attorneys for each state in its annual listing of what it determines to be the elite lawyers in every state. Attorneys are eventually selected by means of a long and thorough process which begins with an attorney’s nomination by a member of their firm or an outside lawyer.

Those nominated are vetted by Super Lawyers and assessed on the basis of numerous factors including their experience, awards, special certifications, pro bono work, education, and other metrics
before the blue ribbon review evaluation according to practice area.

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Super Lawyers, the premier independent attorney-rating service, has recently named Tony Patterson one of the Top 50 overall attorneys in Indiana for the fourth straight year. This is one of the highest honors Super Lawyer can bestow on an attorney and a significant achievement for Attorney Patterson.

Super Lawyers identifies the best lawyers in every state by means of a highly-selective process, beginning with an attorney’s nomination by a peer in the same firm or elsewhere in the legal community, followed by an extensive investigation of the attorney’s credentials. These credentials include the attorney’s years of experience, pro bono work, verdicts and settlements, special licenses, education, and other factors.

Following this, attorneys are compared apples to apples with other attorneys practicing the same type of law—criminal defense, business, family, personal injury, etc. A blue ribbon panel then evaluates each lawyer before they are chosen for membership. Those selected in the end represent less than five percent of lawyers in the state. These attorneys are also featured in publications of Super Lawyers Magazines and on

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Once again, John McLaughlin of Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP has been selected to membership in Super Lawyers Rising Stars. He has made the list each year since 2013 thanks to his successes in serving those injured in accidents.

The Rising Stars list is a very exclusive award extended to only 2.5% of lawyers who are under the age of 40 and have been practicing no more than 10 years. The Rising Stars list utilizes the same highly-selective process used for the list of Super Lawyers except that there is an age and time limit for candidates and fewer attorneys can be named to Rising Stars.

Those members of the Rising Stars have their profiles published by Super Lawyers.

In addition to consecutive years of listing to Rising Stars, Attorney McLaughlin was chosen for membership in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2014 for the state of Indiana.

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Indianapolis injury firm Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP will be hosting a bike safety event this coming Saturday, April 25 th. “Pedalpalooza,” as it is known, will be part of 5 th annual Community Day held at the Witham YMCA from 9 am to Noon. Our firm is proud to be a part of the event and will be operating a booth to promote bike safety. There will be 200 bike helmets given away for free and four children will have the chance to win a bike of their own!

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Our legal team at Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Paul Kruse has been listed in The Best Lawyers In America® for his work in personal injury litigation. This honor is designed to recognize quality representation in the legal field.

The Best Lawyers® selection process is determined completely by peer review.

In order to be listed, an attorney must:

  • Be nominated by someone else
  • Be reviewed by their peers
  • Have a positive reputation with the Local Bar Association

Only after meeting these qualifications can a lawyer be listed by Best Lawyers. Because this honor relies on the input of other attorneys, it is widely recognized as an important indicator of a lawyer’s professionalism and standing.

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The legal team at Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP is proud to announce Attorney Tony Patterson’s inclusion in the 21 st Edition of The Best Lawyers In America®. He has been selected after nomination and review from other legal professionals, indicating a high standing in the legal community throughout Indiana and the United States.

Best Lawyers is widely regarded for their assessment of attorneys through careful processes. To be listed among The Best Lawyers In America® is considered a great honor in the legal field. This is because the selection process revolves around the principle of peer review.

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Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse attorneys Tony Patterson, Paul Kruse and John McLaughlin were all selected and recognized in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2014 publication. Tony was selected as one of the top 50 attorneys in the State of Indiana. Paul was named an Indiana Super Lawyer for personal injury litigation. John was recognized as a Rising Star for the 2 nd consecutive year. Only up to 5% of attorneys in the State of Indiana are included in the list of Super Lawyers, and only up to 2.5% are included in the list of Rising Stars.

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