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Best Lawyers recognizes US lawyers, honors 14 as Lawyers of the Year

August 16, 2016

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Best Lawyers has recognized 171 lawyers from our US offices in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 and honored 14 lawyers as 2017 Lawyers of the Year.

Lawyers listed among The Best Lawyers in America received the top votes in a peer-review survey in which lawyers cast votes based on the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same legal practice area.

Lawyers who have been honored as Lawyer of the Year received significantly high ratings from peer review assessments conducted with thousands of leading lawyers. This award recognizes lawyers who have a high level of integrity, professionalism and ability. Only one lawyer in each practice area and in each community is honored with this award.

2017 Lawyers of the Year

Brett Govett Copyright Law
Charles Powell Technology Law
Denise Webb Glass Healthcare Law
Donald Hunt Public Finance Law
Gina Shishima Patent Law
Glen Hettinger Securities/Capital Markets Law
Jane Snoddy Smith Litigation – Real Estate
John Weber Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Lou Strubeck Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Mark Garrett Litigation – Intellectual Property
Robert Dransfield Public Finance Law
Robert Newman Litigation – Antitrust
Toby Gerber Litigation - Bankruptcy
William Greendyke Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

2017 Best Lawyers in America

Rodney Acker Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Antitrust
  Litigation – Banking and Finance
  Litigation – Securities
Efren Acosta Corporate Law
Teddy Adams Commercial Litigation
Linda Addison Commercial Litigation
Thomas Adler Corporate Law
John Allender Tax Law
Judith Archer Commercial Litigation
Dave Bahler Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Mark Baker International Arbitration – Commercial
  International Arbitration – Governmental
Mario Barrera Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawrence Bauer Public Finance Law
Jerry Bell Healthcare Law
David Ben-Meir Litigation – Patent
Ann Benolken Corporate Law
Brad Berman Transportation Law
Clayton Binford Public Finance Law
Bill Bowers Tax Law
Reagan Brown Bet-the company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Insurance Law
  Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Tim Bruinsma Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Forrest Brumbaugh Corporate Law
  Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
Stephen Carroll Commercial Litigation
  Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
William Caudill Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  Tax Law
Shauna Clark Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
Gary Clark Banking and Finance Law
Lawrence Clore Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
Stephen Cole Public Finance Law
Robert Converse Real Estate Law
Sean Corrigan Equipment Finance Law
  Transportation Law
Ned Crady Energy Law
Carter Crow Commercial Litigation
  Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
Theodore Daniel Commercial Litigation
  Construction Law
  Litigation – Banking and Finance
Barbara D'Aquila Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
D'Lesli M. Davis Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Dan Davison Commercial Litigation
  Copyright Law
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Charles Deacon Commercial Litigation
  Healthcare Law
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Marc Delflache Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Patent Law
Otway Denny Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Stephen Dillard Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Harva Dockery Corporate Law
Thomas Dowdell Healthcare Law
Robert Dransfield Public Finance Law
Bernard Duco Healthcare Law
Jeff Dykes Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Construction
  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
David Ebershoff Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Joy Ellis Tax Law
Kathleen Ellison Public Finance Law
Jason Fagelman Commercial Litigation
Brian Fenske Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  Securities/Capital Markets Law
  Securities Regulation
  Technology Law
Robert Ferdon Public Finance Law
Dean Fleming Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Banking and Finance
Jonathan Franklin Appellate Practice
Stewart Gagnon Family Law
Patrick Gallagher Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Trademark Law
Frank Garcia Corporate Law
Mark Garrett Copyright Law
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trade Secrets Law
  Trademark Law
Lisa Atlas Genecov Healthcare Law
Clifford Gerber Public Finance Law
  Municipal Law
Toby Gerber Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
Shafeeqa W. Giarratani Employment Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
David Gillespie Tax Law
Denise Webb Glass Healthcare Law
Neil Gold Corporate Law
Brett Govett Commercial Litigation
  Copyright Law
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
William Greendyke Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
Gilbert Greene Litigation – Intellectual Property
Brian Greig Commercial Litigation
  Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
   
Alicia Morris Groos Trademark Law
Robert Hale Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Charles Hall Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  Tax Law
Eric Hall Litigation – Patent
Robert Harrell Commercial Litigation
  Corporate Compliance Law
  Corporate Governance Law
  Information Technology Law
  Insurance Law
  Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Harry Hathaway Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  Trusts and Estates
Peggy Heeg Corporate Compliance Law
  Corporate Governance Law
  Corporate Law
  Energy Law
Glen Hettinger Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  Securities/Capital Markets Law
  Securities Regulation
John Hollyfield Real Estate Law
Thomas Hughes Corporate Governance Law
  Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  Securities/Capital Markets Law
Donald Hunt Public Finance Law
David Iler Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Scott Incerto Commercial Litigation
Paul Jacobs Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
John Jennings Real Estate Law
Debbi M. Johnstone Healthcare Law
Timothy Kenny Copyright Law
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Nancy Nowlin Kerr Trusts and Estates
Andrius Kontrimas Tax Law
Scott Kortmeyer Public Finance Law
Michael Krawzsenek Patent Law
Ronn Kreps Commercial Litigation
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Richard Krumholz Commercial Litigation
Layne Kruse Antitrust Law
  Commercial Litigation
  Litigation - Antitrust
Jeffrey Kuhn Public Finance Law
Stephen Kuntz Tax Law
George Kutzschbach Energy Law
  Natural Resources Law
  Oil and Gas Law
Neel Lane Commercial Litigation
  Litigation - Securities
Daryl Lansdale Corporate Law
Bill Leone Commercial Litigation
Eddie Lewis Environmental Law
  Litigation - Environmental
Gerry Lowry Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Katherine Mackillop Appellate Practice
Richard Mainland Arbitration
  Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
Jeffrey Margulies Environmental Law
  Litigation – Environmental
Stacey Martinez Litigation – Healthcare
Peter Mason Commercial Litigation
John Mauel Energy Law
  Project Finance Law
Daniel McClure Antitrust Law
  Commercial Litigation
Gerald McGovern Public Finance Law
Janet McQuaid Environmental Law
Jamila Mensah Employment Law – Management
Michael Metteauer Trademark Law
Philip Michaels Trusts and Estates
Mark Miller Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  Litigation – ERISA
Amy Mitchell Real Estate Law
Marilyn Mooney Corporate Law
Stacey Murphy Healthcare Law
Robert Newman Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Antitrust
  Litigation – Banking and Finance
  Litigation – Environmental
  Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
Patrick O'Daniel Tax Law
Kevin O'Gorman International Arbitration – Commercial
  International Arbitration – Governmental
Jay Olmstead Public Finance Law
William Pakalka Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Antitrust
Michael Parker Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
Stephen Pate Insurance Law
Thomas Paul Biotechnology Law
Gerry Pecht Commercial Litigation
  Corporate Governance Law
  Securities/Capital Markets Law
Saul Perloff Commercial Litigation
David Peterman Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  Venture Capital Law
Philip Pfeiffer Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
Steven Pfeiffer Banking and Finance Law
  International Trade and Finance Law
Robert Phillpott Tax Law
Carol Poindexter Healthcare Law
Charles Powell Corporate Law
  Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  Technology Law
  Venture Capital Law
Yvonne Puig Healthcare Law
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
James Renard Commercial Litigation
James Repass Copyright Law
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Edward Rhyne Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Frederick Robinson Healthcare Law
Anne Rodgers Antitrust Law
Andrew Roth Healthcare Law
Stephanie Schroepfer Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
George Scofield Tax Law
Gina Shishima Biotechnology Law
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
William Sing Real Estate Law
Jonathan Skidmore Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Joseph Sleeth Trusts and Estates
Bill Slusser Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
Jane Snoddy Smith Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Real Estate
  Real Estate Law
Joy Soloway Appellate Practice
Michael Steindorf Commercial Litigation
Kenneth Stewart Corporate Law  
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lou Strubeck Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
James Summers Real Estate Law
Michael Swartzendruber Commercial Litigation
Erik J.A. Swenson Energy Law
  Natural Resources Law
Robert Swift Healthcare Law
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Eric Tashman Public Finance Law
Julie Tassi Energy Law
Jasper Taylor Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  Tax Law
Neil Thomas Public Finance Law
Brett Todd Banking and Finance Law
  Corporate Law
Terry Tottenham Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Healthcare Law
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Paul Trahan Commercial Litigation
James Tussing Equipment Finance Law
  Transportation Law
Lana Varney Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Charles Walker Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Winston Walp Real Estate Law
Elizabeth Weaver Environmental Law
  Litigation – Environmental
Fredric Weber Corporate Law
  Public Finance Law
  Securities/Capital Markets Law
John Weber Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Construction Law
  Litigation – Construction
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
James Wiehl Healthcare Law
Richard Wilson Commercial Litigation
Robert E. Wilson Corporate Law
Jeffrey Wolff Commercial Litigation
William Wood Commercial Litigation
  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
Joseph Zammit Information Technology Law
  Litigation - Intellectual Property
Richard S. Zembek Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Patent Law