Chambliss Attorneys Bill Aiken and Bill Pickering Named BTI Client Service All-Stars 2020
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. is pleased to announce William P. Aiken and William H. Pickering have been honored as 2020 Client Service All-Stars by the BTI Consulting Group. This annual ranking honors outstanding lawyers nominated by corporate counsel of Fortune 1000 companies and other major industry businesses. Aiken and Pickering are among an exclusive group of 475 attorneys selected nationwide for delivering unmatched levels of dedication to client service, putting Chambliss as one of the 13.4% of firms with two or more Client Service All-Stars.
According to BTI, “these stand-out attorneys impress corporate counsel with their keen understanding, business impacts, and unwavering commitment to client objectives – an astounding feat when also assessing a global pandemic alongside growing client expectations of law firms.” Chambliss is one of only 29 law firms that were also recognized as part of BTI’s 2020 Client Service A-Team ranking for “adopting powerful client service initiatives and engaging in meaningful, actionable, and in-depth client feedback.”
BTI’s 19th Annual Client Service All-Stars report shares that both Aiken and Pickering are recognized as Client Service All-Star MVPs. This MVP status means Aiken and Pickering are among 12.8% of attorneys who achieved All-Star status for consecutive years. Both attorneys have been named All-Star multiple times throughout their careers.
Aiken is among select attorneys in the country to have previously been named a Super All-Star and is a two-year Client Service MVP. Pickering is also a two-year Client Service MVP.
“Both Bill Aiken and Bill Pickering are incredibly deserving of this recognition for their incomparable efforts in serving their clients and fulfilling their needs,” said Mark Cunningham, President and Managing Shareholder. “These high caliber attorneys embody Chambliss’ devotion to client service and are obvious choices for BTI’s All-Stars.”
Aiken was acknowledged for his work in mergers and acquisitions; however, his practice also focuses on corporate law, commercial contracts, and business transactions. His clients consist of large companies in manufacturing, distribution, health care, and other sectors. Aiken has been listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers®, as well as The Best Lawyers in America© since 1993. He has been honored by Best Lawyers® three times as both the Chattanooga Corporate Lawyer of the Year and the Chattanooga Health Care Lawyer of the Year.
Pickering was recognized for his work in labor and employment law. He serves as labor and trial counsel for some of the Chattanooga area’s largest companies and has successfully defended high stakes business and employment cases in multiple states. He has consistently been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for labor and employment law and litigation and was named Chattanooga Labor and Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2015 and Chattanooga Employment Law-Management Lawyer of the Year in 2016. In recognition of his work as a litigator, Pickering has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.
About BTI Client Service All-Stars
BTI is the leading provider of strategic research to professional service firms. Derived from in-depth, independent interviews with hundreds of corporate counsel and executives at Fortune 1000 companies, the BTI Client Service All-Stars list is the only continuous, independently researched benchmark study of client expectations and needs in the legal industry. Attorneys are nominated exclusively by unprompted client submissions, and All-Star finalists are selected for their exceptional commitment to client service, including their focus on client needs, innovation, understanding of a client’s business, exceptional legal skills, value, and outstanding results. For more information, please visit www.BTIConsulting.com.
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