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August 20, 2020Press Release

Ninety-Two Michael Best Attorneys Earn Top Honors in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 List

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is proud to announce that 92 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in 46 different areas of legal practice nationwide. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The list of attorneys is compiled by conducting in-depth peer-review surveys, in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The firm is also pleased to announce that 9 attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” list. Additionally, a total of 9 attorneys have been featured as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Lawyer of the Year

Chicago, IL

  • Jeffrey H. Brown: Advertising Law

Denver, CO

  • Victoria E. Lovato: Health Care Law

Madison, WI

  • J. Donald Best: Litigation – Patent

Milwaukee, WI

  • Peter L. Coffey: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Kelly M. Fortier: Immigration Law
  • Robert L. Gordon: Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mitchell W. Quick: Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Eric H. Rumbaugh: Employment Law – Individuals
  • Daniel J. Vaccaro: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Best Lawyers

Austin, TX

  • Arthur Gollwitzer III:  Litigation - Intellectual Property

Chicago, IL

  • Jeffrey H. Brown: Advertising Law, Entertainment Law – Music
  • Luke W. DeMarte: Entertainment Law – Music
  • Daniel A. Kaufman: Employment Law – Management
  • Charles A. Laff: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Trademark Law
  • Kerryann Haase Minton: Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Brian P. Paul: Employment Law - Management
  • Larry L. Saret: Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Marshall J. Schmitt: Patent Law
  • Martin L. Stern: Patent Law

Cottonwood Heights, UT

  • Steven J. Joffee: Commercial Litigation

Denver, CO

  • Scott M. Alter: Patent Law
  • Sarah N. Ehrhardt: Trusts and Estates
  • Victoria E. Lovato: Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Health Care Law
  • Jon R. Trembath: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent

Madison, WI

  • J. Donald Best: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Amy O. Bruchs: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Eric J. Callisto: Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law
  • David A. Crass: Environmental Law
  • Michael S. Green: Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • David J. Hanson: Energy Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Insurance Law
  • Jordan J. Hemaidan: Communications Law, Energy Law
  • Richard J. Langer: Trusts and Estates
  • Tod B. Linstroth: Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Gregory J. Lynch: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Porter J. Martin: Energy Law
  • Hamang B. Patel: Tax Law
  • Ian A.J. Pitz: Commercial Litigation
  • John C. Scheller: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
  • Sheila Boothby Stevens: Trusts and Estates
  • Melissa M. Turczyn: Corporate Law
  • Teresa J. Welch: Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice, Patent Law
  • Leah H. Ziemba: Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental

Manitowoc, WI

  • Phillip R. Maples: Trusts and Estates

Milwaukee, WI

  • Victor J. Allen: Commercial Litigation
  • Christopher B. Austin: Patent Law
  • Scott C. Beightol: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Paul E. Benson: Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Peter L. Coffey: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David W. Croysdale: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Michelle Wagner Ebben: Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • John D. Finerty, Jr.: Commercial Litigation
  • Kelly M. Fortier: Immigration Law
  • Alexander P. Fraser: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Thomas O. Gartner: Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Lisa M. Gingerich: Health Care Law
  • Robert L. Gordon: Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Julie L. Gorens-Winston: Trusts and Estates
  • Denise Greathouse: Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Nancy Leary Haggerty: Real Estate Law
  • Robert J. Johannes: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Daniel S. Jones: Patent Law
  • Bradley J. Kalscheur: Trusts and Estates
  • Jerome H. Kringel: Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law
  • Raymond R. Krueger: Environmental Law
  • David A. Krutz: Construction Law
  • Edward R. Lawson, Jr.: Patent Law
  • K. Thor Lundgren: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Jonathan H. Margolies: Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Thomas A. Miller: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Robert W. Mulcahy: Labor Law - Management
  • Thomas E. Obenberger: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management
  • José A. Olivieri: Administrative/Regulatory Law, Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Immigration Law, Labor Law - Management
  • Joseph L. Olson: Commercial Litigation
  • Todd E. Palmer: Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • David R. Price: Patent Law
  • Mitchell W. Quick: Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Bret A. Roge: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Tax Law
  • Eric H. Rumbaugh: Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Timothy G. Schally: Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
  • Katherine W. Schill: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Robert A. Schnur: Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
  • Derek C. Stettner: Patent Law
  • Charles P. Stevens: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Brent A. Stork: Commercial Finance Law
  • Martin P. Tierney: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
  • Lauren A. Triebenbach: Banking and Finance Law, Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • Daniel J. Vaccaro: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Roy E. Wagner: Construction Law
  • Ted A. Wisnefski: Commercial Litigation
  • Adam E. Witkov: Commercial Litigation

Raleigh, NC

  • Anthony J. Biller: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Law
  • Emily M. Haas: Trademark Law

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Stuart A. Fredman: Corporate Law
  • Brad R. Jacobsen: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • James R. Kruse: Corporate Law
  • Melinda A. Morgan: Litigation - Insurance
  • Lyndon L. Ricks: Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Judson D. Stelter: Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management
  • Evan S. Strassberg: Commercial Litigation

Waukesha, WI

  • Kevin P. Moran: Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Charles B. Palmer: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Broomfield, CO

  • David M. DiGiacomo: Venture Capital Law

Chicago, IL

  • Louise Arnott: Intellectual Property Law
  • Michael K. Chropowicz: Labor and Employment Law – Management

Milwaukee, WI

  • Marie G. Bahoora: Commercial Litigation, Tax Law
  • Daniel J. Gawronski: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law
  • Gregory T. Helding: Patent Law
  • Patricia L. Jenness: Intellectual Property Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Molly S. Lawson: Litigation – Patent
  • Serene R. Sahar: Patent Law
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