Clarke Dolph Recognized Best Lawyers-2012

Norfolk Trusts and Estates Lawyer Cyrus A. Dolph IV
Named to Best Lawyers in America

Firm Named to First Tier Rankings in Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA. (November 19, 2012) – The law firm of Clarke, Dolph, Hull & Brunick is proud to announce that partner Cyrus A. Dolph IV has been selected for the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the Trusts and Estates practice area.

U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” also awarded its highest First Tier Ranking to the Clarke Dolph law firm for Trusts & Estates in Norfolk.

Best Lawyers began in 1983 and is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. It is the most respected referral list of attorneys currently in practice. For the 2013 edition, Best Lawyers received more than 4 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed in the publication, so inclusion is a true honor.

During his 39 years in practice, Mr. Dolph has represented both large and small companies, foundations, non-profits, individuals and financial institutions. He advises clients in a variety of business transactions and in the planning and administration of estates, foundations and trusts. He represents fiduciaries in DOL investigations, ERISA audits and tax controversies.

For five consecutive years, Virginia Super Lawyers® has recognized Mr. Dolph in the Estate Planning & Probate practice area. He also earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Virginia Business magazine recognized Mr. Dolph in its 2012 “Legal Elite issue in the Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law practice area.

Mr. Dolph has been awarded the Accredited Estate Planner designation by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils and is a member of the Hampton Roads Tax Forum, the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council and serves on the Professional Advisors Committee of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. He is also an active member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association and Virginia Beach Bar Association.

About the firm

Clarke Dolph has represented clients for 50 years in Hampton Roads offering practical pro-fessional guidance based upon integrity and an uncompromising commitment to clients. The firm provides legal advice and counsel in civil litigation, business law, commercial real estate, estate planning and administration, tax controversies, marriage, divorce and family law as well as criminal defense.

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