Janssen Law Firm partner W. Timothy Needham has been nominated for the 2011 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year award through the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The nomination stems from Mr. Needham’s tireless efforts on behalf of the plaintiffs in the Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare nursing home understaffing class-action case that was tried in Humboldt County Superior Court in 2010.
Mr. Needham and his law partner Michael J. Crowley were selected as California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) award winners for their efforts in the Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare litigation. Mr. Needham’s nomination for the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year award is a national recognition, recognizing his expertise in the tremendous trial result he achieved in the Skilled Healthcare litigation.
Mr. Needham and one of his co-counsel in the Skilled Healthcare litigation, Michael Thamer of Callahan, California, recently traveled to North Carolina to lecture on nursing home litigation before attorneys in that state, who wanted input on the creative lawyering done in the Skilled Healthcare case to handle the understaffing claims in a class-action format.
The Janssen Law Firm as a whole is extremely proud of Mr. Needham’s nomination for the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year award. The Janssen Law Firm has a well-deserved reputation for its expertise in complex litigation, particularly in the area of elder abuse and nursing home litigation.
If you have a loved one in Northern California that has been a victim of elder abuse or neglect, the Janssen Law Firm trial lawyers stand ready to assist you.