Don Isaacson is a nine-time winner of a Best Lobbyist award presented annually by the Arizona Capitol Times (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010). Cheyenne Walsh is the 2018, 2017 and 2016 winner of the Best Female Lobbyist Under 40 award. Additionally, the team of Isaacson & Walsh was voted Best Lobbying Firm in 2018 and 2017.
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL . . . I & W consistently earns the highest “AV Preeminent" rating
AZ CAPITOL TIMES . . . Don Isaacson recognized as Best Lobbyist and Toughest Lobbyist to Go Up Against
THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA . . . Don Isaacson rates among top government relations lawyers in AZ
Don Isaacson was selected in 2009 as a Super Lawyer, the highest ranking given by Super Lawyers, a patented lawyer-rating system based on peer nominations and evaluations, and independent third party research. Cheyenne Walsh has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2014.
Since 1989, Isaacson & Walsh, and its principal Don Isaacson, have been rated AV Preeminent, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell has been profiling lawyers and law firms in the United States for nearly 120 years and is a highly recognized source for peer evaluation in the legal profession. Its Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of achieving a "Very High General Ethical Standards" rating and a "Legal Ability" numerical rating based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience. Isaacson & Walsh also is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Law Firms, which includes only the highest rated firms, those which have been “designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.
Don Isaacson has been consistently recognized by his peers in one of the most visible peer-review publications in the United States, The Best Lawyers in America. Through partnerships with many of the most widely circulated publications in the world, Best Lawyers is regarded as one of the most credible and definitive guides to legal excellence in the United States. Mr. Isaacson has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America in his practice area of Government Relations since 2007, including most recently in 2018. He also received Best Lawyers' Phoenix Lawyer of the Year recognition in Government Relations in 2012 and 2017.
Best Lawyers is partnered with U. S. News & World Report, the leading rankings publication in the U. S., to provide law firm rankings in the United States. Isaacson & Walsh is one of the few Arizona law firms to be recognized with the highest Tier 1 ranking in the field of government relations, earning the ranking again in 2019.
SUPER LAWYERS . . . Don Isaacson and Cheyenne Walsh hold Super Lawyer Rankings
July 2019. Arizona Capitol Times Best of the Capitol Awards
Don Isaacson recognized as Best Male Lobbyist (9th year since 2010)
Don Isaacson recognized as Toughest Lobbyist to Go Up Against
August 2018. Don Isaacson recognized as a Best Lawyer in America in Government Relations
25th Edition (2019) of The Best Lawyers in America (12th consecutive year)
November 2018. Isaacson & Walsh recognized among Best Law Firms in America
9th Edition (2019) U. S. News & World Report
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT'S BEST LAW FIRMS . . . I & W rated a top government relations firm in AZ
"The long-running joke at the Capitol is that the Best Lobbyist category should be renamed the 'Don Isaacson Best Lobbyist Award.' The mark of a solid lobbyist is honest representation, and that’s especially true in a world where one’s word is the currency. At the state Capitol, Isaacson’s work stands out, and colleagues regard him as the consummate professional, the lobbyist who understands that a good lobbyist fights the good fight for his clients but doesn’t seek to tear down his opponents. That helps explain why Isaacson has won this award a record eight times...The firm, founded by Don Isaacson nearly four decades ago, is considered among the best of the best. The secret to the firm's success is no secret at all - hard work, passion, honesty and integrity." Arizona Capitol Times. 6/26/18
In past years, the firm also has been recognized as being among the Top 25 Policymakers of Arizona, appearing along with the Governor and other key elected officials. The Arizona Capitol Times is the leading source of political news from the State Capitol.