Thomas Carver Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

By August 31, 2017April 20th, 2019Lawyers in SGF
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lawyer of the year springfield moThomas Carver of Carver, Cantin & Mynarich has been honored by The Best Lawyers in America as the Best Lawyers’ 2018 Springfield, MO Criminal Defense: General Practice “Lawyer of the Year.”

Carver was also recently appointed to the Task Force on Criminal Justice in Missouri by the Supreme Court for the State of Missouri.

Earlier this month, Carver was notified of his inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in criminal defense: general practice, and white-collar crime. The award is particularly notable as it comes directly from being selected by legal peers within the Springfield community.

“Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Our methodology 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 area and legal practice area.

Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Our belief has always been that the quality of a peer review survey is directly related to the quality of the voters.”

Only one attorney receives the honor of “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

Thomas Carver is closing in on his 44th year of practicing law in Missouri. Carver has earned numerous awards throughout his career including the Robert Duncan Award for Appellate Excellence, AV Preeminent status, and twice named Lawyer of the Year in southwest Missouri in the area of white collar criminal defense. Additionally, Carver serves on the Board of Directors for the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and is a past president of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Carver is also a local sports enthusiast and accomplished canner.

Thomas is a founding member of Carver, Cantin & Mynarich, a Springfield, Missouri law firm that has gained a reputation for high-quality criminal defense. The firm of trial lawyers in Springfield was honored earlier this year as a U.S. News & Best Lawyers Best Law Firm for 2017.  Best Lawyers notes, the distinction places them in the top 4% of lawyers nationwide. The criminal defense firm was also identified by for inclusion in their list of Best Criminal Defense Firms in Springfield.

This award extends a period of honors for partners in the firm. Earlier this month, Erica Mynarich was honored with the David J. Dixon Award for Appellate Advocacy in addition to the Lon O. Hocker Award.  Attorney Shane Cantin was recently recognized by 417 Magazine as a Best Lawyer in the areas of criminal defense: general practice, white-collar, DUI/DWI, and family law.

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Thomas Carver has practiced law for over 43 years and has represented nearly 300 clients in federal criminal cases. His portfolio includes representing defendants in a number of capital murder prosecutions to sophisticated white-collar criminal indictments to drug and sex offenses. Tom is a recipient of the Robert Duncan Award for Appellate Excellence and for many years has been named to the annual listings of Best Lawyers in America and Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyers. He is also a past president of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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