Fortune Magazine’s Top Ranked Law Firms in U.S.

Fortune Magazine 2013 Top Ranked Law FirmsAllison, MacKenzie, Pavlakis, Wright & Fagan, Ltd. was selected for Fortune magazine’s 2013 list of “Top Ranked Law Firms” in the United States. LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® was asked to research their comprehensive database of over 1.2 million lawyers and firms in over 160 countries and identify U.S. law firms of 10 or more attorneys, where at least one out of three of their lawyers achieved the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating. This rating indicates the rated lawyer has been deemed by his or her peers to have demonstrated the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who provide reviews of lawyers about whom they have professional knowledge.

Allison MacKenzie Pavlakis Wright & Fagan AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings

A special section featuring the 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms appeared in Fortune’s “2013 Investors Guide” (published December 24, 2012), as well as the January 2013 editions of The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel. It also appears on LAW.COM and

Fortune Top Ranked Law Firms – West

The June issue of Nevada Business Magazine lists Nevada’s 2012 Legal Elite recipients. Out of 10,790 attorneys, 225 are selected. Allison MacKenzie Law Firm made the list.

Congratulations to Ryan Russell for his commitment to superior legal representation. Ryan is part of the top 2% in the state.

Legal Elites are selected by votes from their peers in the legal community. Each attorney who qualifies within the strict guidelines is given a score for the type of vote that they receive. A vote from their own firm only counts for one point. A vote received from outside the firm counts for three points. Top scorers in each category are then verified a second time for eligibility.

Again, Allison MacKenzie Law Firm is recognized for it’s most qualified attorneys in Carson City and Northern Nevada.

In May of this year, Allison MacKenzie Law Firm’s very own Ryan Russell was appointed for a two-year term as Trustee of the Justice League of Nevada. Ryan will be a key member supporting the Foundation’s goal to provide equal access to justice regardless of income and/or social status. Thank you Ryan for your assistance with this important organization. For more information about The Nevada Law Foundation, please visit:


Awarded to an attorney who has exhibited a lifetime of ethical law practice and generous spirit in professional, public and personal life.

George V. AllisonAllison MacKenzie Law Firm of Carson City, Nevada, announces attorney George Allison was awarded the 2011 “Judge Howard D. McKibben Model of Professionalism Award” given by the Nevada State Bar, in conjunction with the Professionalism Summit Committee and Washoe County Bar Association on October 19, 2011. This lifetime achievement award recognizes a member of the Nevada State Bar who is committed to the Rule of Law and embodies the principles of respect, courtesy and civility.

“I’m deeply honored to be selected to receive this award. As Nevadans, I think our core values of respecting individuals, respecting team efforts, respecting hard work and respecting the individualism of small business are principals we constantly strive to carry out in representing our clients” remarked George Allison.

George Allison co-founded the Carson City, NV-based law offices of Allison MacKenzie in 1978 out of the firm known as Laxalt, Berry & Allison. He has provided his clients with a solid background of trial experience, including cases involving employment termination and discrimination and business torts in cases dealing with fraud, defamation, professional misconduct and breach of contract. He is also a trained and experienced mediator and arbitrator and has acted in that capacity for both parties in private litigation and for the Nevada Supreme Court in the appellate process.

Allison is known for his integrity, professionalism and dedication by many of his colleagues. Allison’s former law partner, and now Nevada State District Court Judge, Todd Russell said, “This is an award well-earned by George, given his many years of dedication to the legal profession and his outstanding professionalism.”

Although Allison has cut-back his practice a bit, he maintains close ties with the partners as well as the young lawyers rising in his firm. “We founded Allison MacKenzie Law Firm on the premise that the legal profession should be practiced with integrity and respect and that we have a community responsibility. I’m proud to have been a part of creating this legacy and proud that the firm continues to uphold these principles,” said Allison.

Since 2008, the “Judge Howard D. McKibben Model of Professionalism Award” has been given by the Nevada State Bar each year to one attorney in southern Nevada and one in northern Nevada who has exhibited a lifetime of professionalism. A letter given to George Allison by Federal Judge Howard D. McKibben states “Above all, professionalism requires those of us who are a part of this noble profession to do the very best that we can to faithfully discharge our professional responsibility to the bench, the bar, and the public and to be role models for future generations.”

About Allison MacKenzie Attorneys at Law
Founded in 1963, Allison MacKenzie has served clients throughout the state of Nevada as well as on a national level. The firm is deeply committed to providing superior legal representation for all clients. With the highest shared values and deep commitment to client service, the firm’s team of talented, experienced attorneys offers a wide range of practice areas to ensure a comprehensive legal foundation for each and every client and situation. As a general practice law firm, areas of emphasis span from business law to estate planning and from creditor protection to alternative energy. Allison MacKenzie serves a variety of clients requiring legal assistance including businesses, non-profit organizations, public utilities, real estate firms and individuals. For more information on Allison MacKenzie Attorneys at Law, visit or call (775) 687-0202.