The Firm and Its Attorneys Recognized for Excellence in the Legal Profession

Holifield & Janich, PLLC is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”  The firm is nationally ranked for its law practice in ERISA litigation. In addition, its Knoxville, TN office is regionally ranked for its practice in Employee Benefits (ERISA) law, and both the Knoxville office and Chicago, IL offices are regionally ranked for their practice in ERISA litigation. This marks the second time the firm’s offices have received this recognition.  The U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms ranking is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations and peer review evaluations from leading attorneys throughout the U.S.

The firm is also pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have received the following individual professional recognitions:

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers recently recognized Al Holifield and Dan Janich as top lawyers in Employee Benefits Law and Executive Compensation.  Al has been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers list, and Dan has been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list.  Al has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2016.  Dan has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for 16 consecutive years.  The selection results from independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations and results in a listing of no more than 5% of attorneys in each state annually. This honor recognizes the professional achievement and reputation of those selected and acknowledges their status as outstanding attorneys in their field of practice.

Best Lawyers in America

Al and Dan were also recently selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Al and Dan have been recognized for their work in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and ERISA Litigation, having been chosen for inclusion each year since 2020. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. It is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities and quality of legal services of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area.

American Bar Foundation

Dan was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Dan joins this global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and the welfare of their communities.  Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession.

Cityview Magazine Knoxville

Cityview Magazine has recognized Al as one of the 2022 top lawyers in the categories of Employee Benefits/ERISA and Class Action Defense in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.  Al was selected by his peers based on his experience and acumen in his field.   Al has received this recognition each year since 2010.

The firm is proud of Al and Dan’s professional recognition and congratulates them for their many years of excellent professional service to clients.