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Jan. 26, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Jenkins Fenstermaker receives First Tier rank

HUNTINGTON -- Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC has received a First Tier ranking for the Charleston Metro Area in five practice areas by U.S. News -- Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in 2014. The practice areas are litigation, construction; mass tort litigation/class actions; defendants, mergers and acquisitions law, real estate law; and workers' compensation law, employers.

In addition, the firm received a Second Tier ranking for several areas of law.

The U.S. News -- Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients were asked to provide feedback on expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether they would refer another client to the firm.

Beard Mortuary recognized for award

HUNTINGTON --Beard Mortuary has been selected for the 2013 Best of Huntington Award in the Funerals category by the Huntington Award Program.

Each year, the Huntington Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Huntington Award Program and data provided by third parties.

SERVPRO in top 10 for fifth year

HUNTINGTON -- Entrepreneur Magazine recently announced its annual Franchise 500 rankings, naming SERVPRO, a cleanup and restoration Franchise company, to its Top 10 list for the fifth consecutive year. Of the 853 companies qualified for the rankings, SERVPRO earned the No. 7 spot overall and the top spot in its own industry for the 11th consecutive year.

SERVPRO franchise owners in the Huntington area specialize in fire and water cleanup and restoration services.

KDMC earns ACE accreditation

King's Daughters Medical Center announced it has received full accreditation of its cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program from the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE).

ACE is an independent physician organization that has created a certification program so that patients know the accredited facility meets the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. ACE accreditation is only awarded to hospitals with cardiac programs that have the organizational structure, internal processes, patient safety practices and clinical outcomes that meet or exceed the standards set by cardiac experts.

Jackson Kelly named 'firm of the year' finalist

Jackson Kelly PLLC has been selected as "law firm of the year" finalist for the Northeast Oil and Gas Awards for the second consecutive year. The Oil and Gas Awards recognize excellence within the industry based on outstanding achievements and commitment to corporate social responsibility, the environment and health and safety.

In order to select finalists for the Oil and Gas Awards, candidates are first nominated and then voted for by judging panels. The Law Firm of the Year Award specifically recognizes excellence within the oil and gas legal sector. It acknowledges legal firms that have worked on a range of outstanding deals, excelled at strategic input into deals, demonstrated specific sector expertise and shown consummate negotiation skills. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Pittsburgh on March 20, 2014.

This recognition underscores Jackson Kelly's reputation as a leader in the energy arena, according to a statement from the company. Recognized by Law360 as having the second largest energy practice in the United States, Jackson Kelly's energy and natural resources practices have repeatedly received national first-tier rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

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