Gawthrop Greenwood attorney David W. deBruin has been named Best Lawyers™ 2021 Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year” in Wilmington.
This award from Best Lawyers recognizes individual lawyers with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.
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For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.