Hilton Head lawyers named in peer survey

The McNair Law Firm reports that 48 of its lawyers, including two on Hilton Head Island, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012.

Also, one attorney at Nexsen Pruet's Hilton Head office has been selected for the list and is among 62 picked company-wide.

McNair's Hilton Head selections are Cary S. Griffin for real estate law and Michael L.M. Jordan for tax law, trusts and estates.

Ed Hughes of Nexsen Pruet was selected for real estate law.

Formed in 1982, Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey among more than 39,000 attorneys. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice," according to a McNair news release. For this year's edition, about 3.9 million votes were cast regarding the lawyers' legal abilities, Nexsen Pruet's release said.