Viega LLC announced its general counsel, Jess Arbuckle, was honored twice for his achievements as a business and commercial litigation lawyer.
The first award was given by Lawyer Monthly magazine, where Arbuckle was named Business and Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year for 2017. There were 2,300 nominations for the award, and more than 17,000 votes were cast to pick Arbuckle as the single winner in the U.S.
The second award was presented by Finance Monthly magazine, which awarded Arbuckle and Viega LLC the title of 2018 Commercial and Business Law Firm of the Year. The award earned about 2,500 nominations and more than 18,000 votes were cast.
“It’s always an honor to be recognized by your peers and knowing you’re doing your job well and doing well in the industry,” Arbuckle says. “During my time with Viega, I’ve always taken pride in my ability to handle class action and subrogation claims and being able to take the right steps to avoid the legal pitfalls companies in the manufacturing industry face today.”
Arbuckle has been the general counsel for Viega for five years and has practiced law for more than 37 years. Prior to joining the company, he was a litigator in the business and insurance industries for 15 years. Among highlights of his career are winning cases in front of both the Kansas and Oklahoma Supreme Courts, cases that changed the law within the states, as well as winning a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned a juris doctorate from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla.