LAS VEGAS – VEGAS INC, the city’s weekly business publication, premieres its inaugural Top Lawyers special publication on Monday, July 30. 

VEGAS INC’s 2012 Top Lawyers issue will recognize the best lawyers in Southern Nevada. The awards showcase individuals in 20 categories: Bankruptcy – Creditors, Bankruptcy – Debtors, Business, Construction and Land Use, Criminal Defense, DUI, Employment – Employee, Employment – Management, Estate Planning, Family, Gaming, Health Care, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Landlord and Tenant, Lawsuits and Disputes, Personal Injury, Real Estate and Foreclosure, Tax and Workers’ Compensation.

Similar to the annual Top Doctors awards, VEGAS INC partners with Avvo, a Seattle-based company that rates and profiles dental, legal and medical professionals. Avvo determines its selections purely on their respective ratings. The company’s proprietary algorithm rates attorneys on a 10-point scale, factoring in peer endorsements, experience, education, training, research, publishing and awards. These dynamic ratings are refreshed as new information is obtained from the Nevada State Bar Association and its certifying, licensing and disciplinary board.

VEGAS INC’s Top Lawyers special publication will be released on Monday, July 30 and honorees will be recognized at an event that week. In addition to the list of Top Lawyers, the issue with feature attorney profiles, legal features and more.

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Launched in 2011, VEGAS INC is a weekly business-to-business publication geared for professionals. Each week, readers are enticed with a 360-degree approach to business coverage as VEGAS INC explores the city’s most pressing topics ranging from gaming, tourism, finance, entertainment and real estate to health care, dining and social media. Regular weekly features include in-depth stories, interviews and profiles displayed through a well-written, eye-catching format. VEGAS INC is available each Monday for $3.99 per issue or for home/business delivery with a purchase of a one-year subscription for $50. For more information on advertising or details on subscriptions, visit

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