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January 8, 2016Press Release

Sixteen Michael Best Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of Illinois Super Lawyers

CHICAGO (January 8, 2016) – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is proud to announce 10 of its partners have been named 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers (Copyright 2016 Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business). In addition, six attorneys have been named to the 2016 Illinois Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process, including independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

The following partners have been recognized for excellence in their practice area:

 Attorney Practice Area 
 1. Jeffrey H. Brown Intellectual Property 
 2. Luke W. DeMarte Intellectual Property 
 3. Arthur Gollwitzer III Intellectual Property Litigation
 4. Kerryann Haase Minton Employment & Labor
 5. Daniel A. Kaufman Employment Litigation: Defense
 6. Charles A. Laff Intellectual Property
 7. Larry L. Saret Intellectual Property
 8. Marshall J. Schmitt Intellectual Property Litigation
 9. Martin L. Stern Intellectual Property
 10. Michael A. Stiegel Business Litigation

The following attorneys have been chosen for inclusion in the 2016 Illinois Rising Stars list, which honors the best attorneys under the age of 40 or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less.

 Attorney Practice Area 
 1. Sarah E. Flotte Employment & Labor
 2. Katherine L. Goyert Employment & Labor
 3. Benjamin T. Johnson Employment & Labor 
 4. Michelle E. Kouba Intellectual Property 
 5. Brian P. Paul Employment & Labor
 6. Zachary J. Watters    Business Litigation

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