The 2011 edition of Benchmark Litigation ranked Husch Blackwell as a "highly recommended" firm in both Missouri and Nebraska. In addition, Husch Blackwell attorneys Joseph P. Conran, James D. Griffin, Christine F. Miller, Joseph C. Orlet, John R. Phillips and Michael Thompson are listed as "local litigation stars" and Greg G. Gutzler as a "future star" in Missouri. In Nebraska, Thomas H. Dahlk is listed as a "local litigation star" and Michael S. Degan as a "future star."
Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys, conducts research on the U.S. litigation market and administers year-round interviews to determine the nation's top firms and individuals in each market category. Firms achieving the "highly recommended" status received the most commendation by peers and clients. Attorneys ranked as "local litigation stars" received consistent, undisputed recommendations from clients and peers and those ranked as "future stars" are on their way to becoming "local litigation stars."