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Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse is thrilled to be included in the list of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2024 Edition.

The report recognizes the most elite firms across the nation, identified for their professional excellence with consistently positive feedback from clients and peers. To become eligible for a "Best Law Firms" ranking, at least one lawyer at the firm must be recognized in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, an exclusive award presented to only the top 5 percent of lawyers in the United States.

Our firm also received National and Metro rankings, which "reflect the high level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas."

National Rankings Tier 3

Metro Rankings Tier 1 - Carmel

Metro Rankings Tier 1 - Indianapolis

Metro Rankings Tier 2 - Chicago, IL

The 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" can be viewed online here: bestlawfirms.usnews.com.


Tony Patterson PARR RICHEY FRANDSEN PATTERSON KRUSE LLP is proud to announce that Tony Patterson has been recognized by Best Lawyers as its honoree for personal injury "Lawyer of the Year" in the Indianapolis metropolitan area which spans most of central Indiana including Indianapolis and the surrounding counties. This recognition is given to the lawyer receiving the highest overall peer ranking in his or her particular practice area. Only one lawyer in each practice and metropolitan area is honored with this award. Mr. Patterson previously received this award in 2020.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. In addition to being named "Lawyer of the Year" for 2024, Mr. Patterson has been listed in Best Lawyers for the past fifteen years for his work in Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. PARR RICHEY FRANDSEN PATTERSON KRUSE LLP has also been listed under Best Law Firms since 2010 with a Tier 1 ranking for its work in representing personal injury victims. The firm represents accident victims throughout Indiana and the Midwest and has two Indiana offices, one in downtown Indianapolis and one in Lebanon, Indiana and can be found at www.parrinjury.com. Meet Tony Patterson.


Parr Richey is pleased to announce that attorneys Paul Kruse, Tony Patterson and John McLaughlin have been named to the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for their work in Personal Injury Litigation.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers uses a transparent peer review methodology to determine leading lawyers in their profession. The process is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical region and legal practice areas.


Parr Richey is happy to announce that eleven attorneys have been named to the Thomson Reuters 2023 Indiana Super Lawyers and Indiana Rising Stars lists. Congratulations to:

2023 Indiana Super Lawyers:

  • Jim Buddenbaum - Business/Corporate
  • Jeremy Fetty - Utilities
  • Kent Frandsen - Civil Litigation - Defense
  • Paul Kruse - Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Tony Patterson - Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Mike Schultz - Insurance Coverage

2023 Indiana Rising Stars:

  • Courtney Abshire - Business/Corporate
  • Aleasha Boling - Utilities
  • J. Michael Deweese - Business Litigation
  • John McLaughlin - Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Katie Moore - Civil Litigation - Plaintiff

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.


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