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John DeGroote Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Mediation by The Best Lawyers in America

DALLAS – DeGroote Partners is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America has named firm founder John DeGroote as 2024 Dallas-Fort Worth “Lawyer of the Year” for mediation.

The Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most revered peer-review legal guides in the country, awards the exceptional distinction of “Lawyer of the Year” to only one lawyer per practice area in each region. Honorees are those who received an exceptional amount of positive feedback from their peers.

“I truly enjoy this work. It is an honor in itself to have a client place their trust in me,” said Mr. DeGroote. “But to earn recognition by my peers who work in and understand this type of practice really is something special.”

Since 2013, Mr. DeGroote has served as a mediator and arbitrator for complex business, technology and intellectual property matters around the country and beyond. His extensive experience also includes work as the lead settlement negotiator in hundreds of cases, mediating and negotiating settlements for corporate and individual clients in more than 20 states.

In addition to his Best Lawyers honors, Mr. DeGroote was named to Lawdragon’s “Hall of Fame” in 2021, was included in D Magazine’s list of “Best Lawyers in Dallas” and earned recognition in Thomson Reuters’ list of Texas Super Lawyers.

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