September 11, 2013 / Press Release

Pacheco named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2013

Up-and-coming minority attorneys honored throughout the Southern Region 

Javier Pacheco, an attorney in Porter Wright's Litigation Department in the firm's Naples office, has been named to the Lawyers of Color Hot List for 2013. Just 100 minority attorneys under the age of 40 are named to this inaugural listing in the Southern Region of the United States.

"Javier is an exceptional young attorney who has proven himself as a true asset to our clients and our entire legal team here in Naples and beyond," said Jeff Cecil, partner in charge of Porter Wright's Naples office. " We are proud he has been recognized by Lawyers of Color for his successful legal career."

Each Hot List honoree was chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers and colleagues were also accepted. The committee also made editorial picks based on their research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments or were active in legal pipeline initiatives.

A reception and photo shoot for the honorees was held July 16 in Atlanta, and each honoree was profiled in Lawyers Of Color’s inaugural Hot List Special Issue (July 2013).

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Lawyers of Color, which was founded as On Being A Black Lawyer, has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association and National Association of Black Journalists. Founded in 2008 as a news and resource center, the company has grown into a social media firm providing research, career development and brand marketing opportunities to clients.