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Poole and Shaffery Trio Receive Honors From Super Lawyers Group

KoeglemugAttorney Brian E. Koegle (right) of Poole & Shaffery, LLP has been named a Rising Star in the legal profession by the widely respected Super Lawyers organization, which has also again honored Poole & Shaffery’s two founders as being among the top 5 percent of Southern California lawyers.

David Poole and John Shaffery, who co-founded the Santa Clarita Valley’s largest business and employment law firm, attributed the peer recognition to the hard work of the entire team at Poole & Shaffery.

“We are especially proud that Brian Koegle has been identified as a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers organization,” Shaffery said. “It’s a well-deserved honor, and we’re gratified to see others view Mr. Koegle the same way we do, as one of the brightest, hardest-working attorneys around. We’re proud to have such a Rising Star as a member of our firm.”

The Super Lawyers organization’s Rising Star award recognizes the most outstanding young or new attorneys — those under 40 years old or in practice for 10 years or less.

In addition to Koegle’s Rising Star recognition, both Poole and Shaffery were named Super Lawyers for 2010, an honor they have both received previously. Attorneys receiving the Super Lawyers designation are chosen through a statewide nomination process, and must undergo a rigorous review of their credentials and experience, as well as a peer evaluation. Only 5 percent of the attorneys in Southern California are selected for recognition.

“This recognition from our peers in the legal community reinforces our belief that everyone in our firm provides the highest levels of service and professionalism,” Poole said. “It’s not about an individual or two — it’s about the entire team, and our team is dedicated to achieving success on behalf of our clients. That’s what really drives us.”

Last year, clients defended by Poole & Shaffery, LLP in 340 separate lawsuits succeeded in obtaining dismissals or received favorable judgments and paid nothing to the plaintiffs.

Shaffery serves as managing partner of Poole & Shaffery, LLP. His 17 years of experience include business disputes, product liability and employment liability matters.

With 29 years in practice, Poole focuses on complex civil litigation involving business disputes, trade secrets, labor, real property and environmental law.

The “Super Lawyers” magazine is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 million readers.

Poole & Shaffery, LLP is the largest business and employment law firm in the Santa Clarita Valley, with eight attorneys resident in the Valencia office. The firm also has offices in Los Angeles, Lancaster, Orange County, Fresno and San Francisco.

Poole & Shaffery, LLP represents clients in all business transactional matters including company purchase; company formation; partnership agreements; shareholder agreements; franchise agreements; buy/sell agreements; as well as employment matters (non-disclosure agreements, employee handbooks, discrimination/harassment/termination claims); estate planning and civil litigation, including business disputes; environmental claims; employment matters; product liability; intellectual property litigation; and land use development and real property litigation.

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Poole and Shaffery Trio Receive Honors From Super Lawyers Group

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