Joseph A. Starr was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 in the field of Litigation - Labor and Employment. In the First Edition of Best Lawyers: "Ones to Watch", the publication also recognized both William R. Thomas and Zachary S. Jugan for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice as lawyers who are earlier in their careers.
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