Thomas Carver attorney headshotCarver & Associates are pleased to announce that founding partner Thomas Carver was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Criminal Defense: White-Collar Crime in Springfield, Missouri.

This year’s recognition follows several previous Best Lawyers awards, including 2020 Best Lawyer in Criminal Defense: General Practice and 2018 Best Lawyer in Criminal Defense: General Practice and White-Collar Crime in Springfield. Each year, only one lawyer is named Lawyer of the Year in his or her practice area and geographic location.

Recognition for this award is determined by peer review. Carver received the highest number of votes in feedback from other leading lawyers in the Springfield community.

Carver has earned numerous additional awards and honors throughout his career, including the Robert Duncan Award for Appellate Excellence and The AV Martindale-Hubbell Rating. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and is a former president of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

As a founder of Carver & Associates, Thomas Carver has played a significant role in the firm’s consistent reputation for high-quality criminal defense. The firm was honored as a U.S. News & Best Lawyers Best Law Firm in both 2017 and 2019. This distinction places them in the top 4% of law firms nationwide.

Thomas Carver currently focuses on federal criminal defense and complex criminal tax cases. Drawing from four decades of legal experience, he works tirelessly to protect the rights and benefits his clients are entitled to under our Constitution.