SCOTT M. REDDIE OF MCCORMICK BARSTOW CERTIFIED BY CALIFORNIA STATE BAR AS LEGAL SPECIALIST IN APPELLATE LAW
Fresno, CA (February 11, 2013) – McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP is pleased to announce Mr. Scott M. Reddie has been certified by the California State Bar as a legal specialist in Appellate Law. This prestigious honor is granted by the country's first legal certification program, which offers attorneys the opportunity to become certified after practicing law for a minimum number of years and demonstrating high competence in a particular area of law. To become a certified specialist in the area of Appellate Law, attorneys must pass a rigorous one day written examination, have substantial experience in drafting appellate briefs and petitions and handling oral arguments before appellate courts, be supported by peers through written letters of recommendations and finally obtain approval from both the California Appellate Advisory Commission and the California Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Reddie has been with McCormick Barstow in Fresno, California, since he graduated from law school in 1994 and practices in the Appellate Practice Group of the Firm. He has been handling appeals for approximately 17 years, which includes in excess of 30 oral arguments before appellate courts, including the first ever en banc oral argument at the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.
Two of the three Fresno attorneys who have been certified by the California State Bar as Appellate Law Specialists practice in McCormick Barstow’s Appellate Practice Group. In 2009, Mr. Todd W. Baxter became a certified specialist in the area of Appellate Law. Mr. Reddie and Mr. Baxter collectively have over 36 years of experience handling appeals before the California Supreme Court, the California Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, California Federal District Courts and the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.
The law firm of McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP was founded in 1951 in Fresno. McCormick Barstow has since grown to over 100 attorneys in five states and is the largest law firm in the San Joaquin Valley. McCormick Barstow is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation. The firm combines the individual talents of attorneys with diverse backgrounds and experiences into a multi-faceted civil law firm. McCormick Barstow has offices in Fresno, CA; Modesto, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; and Seattle, WA, and expertise in over 20 practice areas.