September 5, 2017

Five Hudson Cook attorneys named to 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

Two Hudson Cook attorneys also receive 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" Distinctions from Best Lawyers®

Hanover, Md., August 18, 2017 - Five Hudson Cook attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 145 practice areas. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in over 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.

In addition, The Best Lawyers in America has named two of the five Hudson Cook attorneys as 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" recipients: Eric L. Johnson - Litigation - Banking and Finance*, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Ryan S. Stinneford - Banking and Finance Law, Portland, Maine.

Only a single attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is recognized as a Lawyer of the Year. This honor reflects the high level of respect that the selected attorneys have earned among their peers in their communities and respective practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

The following Hudson Cook attorneys will be listed in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (the year next to each attorney's name indicates the first year in which he was included in Best Lawyers):

Ronald D. Gorsline, Ooltewah, Tenn. (2011)

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Thomas B. Hudson, Hanover, Md. (2009)

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Eric L. Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. (2012)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance

Thomas P. Quinn, Jr., Fall River, Mass. (2013)

  • Banking and Finance Law

Ryan S. Stinneford, Portland, Maine (2011)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law

About Hudson Cook, LLP

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, Hudson Cook, LLP, is a law firm that focuses its practice on banking, consumer financial services and privacy law, both state and federal, from its 12 offices across the country. With more than 50 attorneys, the firm offers legal services to local, national and international clients, providing practical and innovative solutions to their legal issues. For more information, visit

About Best Lawyers

For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology used is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area. Lawyers may be nominated by anyone other than themselves. Currently recognized attorneys provide feedback on the caliber of the nominated attorney's work. The results are collected and the peer feedback is analyzed. Finally, those determined to meet the criteria are confirmed to be in good standing with their local bar association. For additional information on Best Lawyers, please visit:

* Eric L. Johnson's recognition for Litigation - Banking and Finance is for work done prior to joining Hudson Cook.

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