The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that 26 of its attorneys have been named by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as among the top attorneys in Illinois for 2015. Additionally, 20 Chicago-based attorneys were named to the 2015 Illinois Rising Stars list.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have gained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual, statewide selections are made using a multi-phased process that includes independent peer nominations, peer evaluations, and research. No more than five percent of total lawyers in a state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.
The following attorneys from the Quarles & Brady Chicago office were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (* indicates lawyers who have been listed for over ten years):
• Scott A. Bremer – Government Finance • Gary R. Clark – Employment & Labor • Tracey Bradford Farley – Employment & Labor • Faye B. Feinstein – Creditor Debtor Rights • Christine B. Fisher – Real Estate • Eric J. Fuglsang – Real Estate • Robert L. Gamrath, III – Real Estate • Edward J. Hannon – Tax • Kirk A. Hoopingarner – Estate & Probate * • Steven V. Hunter – Business Litigation • John A. Klages – Employment & Labor • Janine M . Landow-Esser – Environmental • Paul L. Langer – Insurance Coverage • Philip V. Martino – Bankruptcy: Business • Adrianne C. Mazura – Employee Litigation: Defense • Robert F. Messerly – Real Estate • Michael Mostow – Environmental • Stanley F. Orszula – Banking • Jeffrey Piell – Employment & Labor • E. King Poor – Business Litigation • Janice E. Rodgers – Nonprofit Organizations • Leonard S. Shifflett – Business Litigation • Everett S. Ward – Real Estate * • D. Scott Watson – Employment & Labor • Theodore I. Yi – Real Estate • Richard W. Young – Intellectual Property Litigation
Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of total lawyers are selected for inclusion in the Rising Stars list. The following Quarles & Brady attorneys from the firm’s Chicago office were named to the 2015 Illinois Rising Stars list (* indicates lawyers who are listed for the first time):
• Nicole A. Bashor – Intellectual Property • Lauren N. Beslow – Bankruptcy: Business • Mark W. Bina – Health Care • Christopher J. Fahy – Intellectual Property Litigation • Michael H. Fleck – Intellectual Property * • Brian A. Hartstein – Employment & Labor • Andrew Fisher Hettinga – Employment & Labor • Norah L. Jones – Nonprofit Organizations • Maria Frenn Kallmeyer – Immigration • Megan A. Kamdar – Business / Corporate * • Eric D. Ledbetter – Immigration • Melissa E. Manning – Business Litigation • Adam T. Margolin – Energy & Resources • Nicole M. Murray – Intellectual Property • Derek T. Neathery – Real Estate • Jodi Patt Pellettiere – Nonprofit Organizations • Michael S. Rhinehart – Business Litigation • Nicholas P. Schmidbauer – Intellectual Property • Anthony P. Steinike – Business Litigation • Christopher J. Zdarsky – Business Litigation