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Four Todd & Weld attorneys named as 2024 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America has named four Todd & Weld attorneys as 2024 Lawyers of the Year.

The honorees are:

  • Paul Cirel, Litigation – Health Care (Boston)
  • Ingrid S. Martin, Health Care Law (Boston)
  • David H. Rich, First Amendment Law (Boston)
  • Christopher Weld Jr., Litigation – Real Estate (Boston)

The accolade is awarded to individual lawyers who receive the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as a Lawyer of the Year.  Nationally, 5,392 attorneys (0.4% of all practicing U.S. lawyers) received this award.

Mr. Cirel has been litigating in courts and administrative agencies on behalf of healthcare clients for more than 30 years.  He assists medical professionals in fraud and abuse investigations, false claims actions, audits, and disciplinary and other administrative agency proceedings.  Mr. Cirel, a partner at the firm, also represents healthcare professionals before various licensing authorities. 

Ms. Martin concentrates her practice on the intersection of criminal defense and healthcare law, representing a broad range of healthcare providers and entities in state and federal courts involving government investigations.  A partner at the firm, Ms. Martin assists medical professionals appearing before licensing boards, and guides clients through peer review proceedings, audits, and accreditation procedures.  

Mr. Rich concentrates his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, First Amendment law, and employment law.  He has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar jury verdicts in a variety of matters, including defamation cases.  A partner at the firm, Mr. Rich is quoted frequently in the media and regularly lectures on matters relating to defamation law, employment matters and trial practice. 

Mr. Weld, a Founding Partner Emeritus of Todd & Weld LLP, has over 30 years of experience in business and real estate litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution.  Mr. Weld has achieved favorable results for clients through trials, arbitrations, mediations and negotiated resolutions.  His cases generally have the common thread of presenting a business dispute with vigorously contested issues of substantial value.