About Our Firm’s Membership in Primerus

Goodman Allen Donnelly is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus). The firm has been a member for over 10 years.

Primerus is a society of top-rated, independent, small to medium-size law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. As one of the most respected law firm societies, Primerus has become the size of some of the world’s largest law firms. Primerus is growing at an unprecedented pace, and is expanding throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. With thousands of lawyers in the society, Primerus members, collectively, offer the breadth of expertise and jurisdictional coverage that only the world’s largest law firms can offer to their clients, but at more reasonable rates. Law firms in the U.S. and Canada must be AV-rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service.

For firms outside of North America, consideration is given to respected resources, such as, Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR 1000. Additionally, once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited, annually, to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent high quality, year after year. Each member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service.

“On a regular basis our clients need counsel in another state or another country. And sometimes our clients have a specific legal need in an area of law where we don’t have expertise. Primerus allows us to quickly connect our clients to a trusted network of small and mid-size firms across the country and across the world. When we refer a matter to a Primerus firm, we know that the firm will represent the client in the same manner as we would- and that the firm will provide practical and cost effective representation. Our clients have been extremely satisfied with Primerus law firms.”

Wythe Michael, Managing Member of Goodman Allen Donnelly

As a member of the Business Law and Defense Institutes of Primerus, we help with issues related to employment and non-compete questions, commercial litigation matters, contract review, will and trust matters, and trademark and intellectual property matters.