Koutrakos named a Lawyer of the Year for 2023 by Best Lawyers in America

COLUMBIA, S.C. The Best Lawyers in America® has named Demetri K. “Jim” Koutrakos, a member of Callison Tighe & Robinson law firm, as Lawyer of the Year for Columbia in Litigation – Real Estate in its 2023 edition.

Once again this year, every attorney in the firm was named either to the Best Lawyers or Ones to Watch list, but Mr. Koutrakos was singled out for this additional honor, which is given to individuals with the highest overall peer-feedback vote for a specific practice area and geographic region.

Mr. Koutrakos was named to the main list in four practice areas:

  • Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Litigation – Insurance
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

“We are so proud of Jim,” said Rick Detwiler, Managing Member of the firm. “He is a lawyer’s lawyer, particularly in the area of real estate litigation.”

Mr. Koutrakos focuses his practice at Callison Tighe on litigating and resolving all types of real property disputes. He has handled more than a thousand title insurance claims, including claims involving potential high exposure and major loss, bad-faith claims, and litigation involving large title defects in commercial and resort properties.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. For more information, go to https://www.bestlawyers.com/methodology.