Best Lawyers® has named Barry Conybeare and Matt Conklin to the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers of America®. Owner Barry Conybeare was recognized for his work in Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation and Matt Conklin for his work in Claimants Workers’ Compensation Law. This is Matt’s first year selected to the list, and Barry’s 15th. Barry Conybeare was also named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury in 2013, 2017, and 2021. Conybeare Law Office was named to U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2021 and 2022 with a Tier 1 ranking in the Kalamazoo (Southwest Michigan) Metropolitan area. Conybeare Law Office has been nominated to U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2023 edition and that list is released in November.
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