Attorney Lisa Buday of California has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the field of workman’s compensation. Her selection was based entirely on peer review.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

When notified of this honor, Buday said that she was particularly gratified by this because the selection process involved her peers. “I believe that it reflects on the manner in which I represent my clients,” she added.

According to the Best Lawyers website, participating attorneys are asked the question, “If you could not handle a case yourself, to whom would you refer it?” They are then asked to give nominees numerical grades from five to one. Grades can include pluses and minuses to make the process more precise.

Buday is a summa cum laude graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, and cum laude graduate of Duquesne University College of Law. She is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

A member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, and the Washington County Bar Association, she is the chairperson of the Washington County Bar Association’s Community Projects Committee.

She is also a member of Rotary International, California, PA, and just finished a term as the president of the Board of Trustees of the California Area School District Foundation; vice president of the Board of Directors of Transitional Employment Consultants; and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Village Day Care and Preschool.

She was recognized for her volunteer efforts when she was named Volunteer of the Year in 2005 by CASA for Kids, Inc., Washington County. Lisa was also included in Lawyers on the Fast Track Award from the Pennsylvania Law Weekly in September 2006, and listed in Windsor Who’s Who of Business Leaders and Professionals 2007-2008.

She lives in California with her husband, Jeff, and their two sons, Zachery and Elek.