August 01, 2013

Joseph M. Sellers, partner and head of the Civil Rights & Employment practice group at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, has been named 2014 Washington, D.C., Litigation - Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year” by the prestigious Best Lawyers®, a peer-reviewed national legal publication.

Cohen Milstein and Sellers also were once again listed as a Best Lawyers’ law firm and attorney in the national practice areas of civil rights law, labor law-unions, and litigation-labor & employment law, citations included in the 20th edition of Best Lawyers In America.   Sellers has represented victims of discrimination and other illegal employment practices individually and through class actions. He has tried major civil rights class actions to judgment before juries and has argued more than 25 appeals in the federal and state appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He has served as class counsel, and typically lead counsel, in more than 30 civil rights and employment class actions.  More information about Joseph Sellers can be found here.

Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. According to its editors, “lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.”

The 20th edition of The Best Lawyers In America (2014) includes 48,949 attorneys in 135 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 4.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.