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More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012

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9.06.11

A well-respected peer-review publication, Best Lawyers released its new rankings for 2012. Below is a summary of Husch Blackwell’s 2012 rankings. This year, 101 Husch Blackwell attorneys were selected as leaders in their respective fields.

ARIZONA

Phoenix 
Christopher E. Erblich (2007)
    Trusts and Estates 

COLORADO

Denver 
Michael H. Berger (2009)
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Securities
Jeffrey A. Chase (1989) 
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    First Amendment Law
Winn W. Halverhout (2011)
    Health Care Law
Paul A. Jacobs (2006)
    Real Estate Law
Blair L. Lockwood (2009)
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
N. Reid Neureiter (2005)
    Commercial Litigation
Mary H. Stuart (2011)
    Employment Law - Management
    Labor Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor & Employment 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington
Steven J. Weber (2009)
    Construction Law 

ILLINOIS

Chicago
Edward D. Manzo (2010)
    Litigation - Patent 

MISSOURI

Jefferson City
Harvey M. Tettlebaum (1995) 
    Health Care Law 

Kansas City
Steven Martin Aaron (2011)
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Stephen T. Adams (1993) 
    Health Care Law
    Real Estate Law
James M. Ash (1995) 
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Gary D. Barnes (1995) 
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
Mark T. Benedict (2008)
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
James R. Borthwick (2007)
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Steven F. Carman (2005)
    Corporate Law
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Curt J. Chase (2007)
    Health Care Law
John J. Cruciani (2009)
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Donald A. Culp (1995) 
    Franchise Law
David A. Fenley (1995) 
    Land Use & Zoning Law
    Real Estate Law
Ernest M. Fleischer (1995) 
    Tax Law
Gary D. Gilson (2010)
    Securities/Capital Markets Law
James G. Goettsch (2008)
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
James D. Griffin (1995) 
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Allan V. Hallquist (2005)
    Commercial Litigation
Jeffrey T. Haughey (2008)
    Securities/Capital Markets Law
    Securities Regulation
Charles D. Horner (2008)
    Project Finance Law
Kimberly A. Jones (2010)
    Employment Law - Management
    Labor Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor & Employment
William B. Kircher (1991) 
    Copyright Law
    Patent Law
    Trademark Law
Charles Christian Kirley (2011)
    Real Estate Law
Craig A. Kovarik (2009)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Martin M. Loring (2009)
    Energy Law
William A. Lynch (2008)
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation - Trusts & Estates
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Benjamin F. Mann (1995) 
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Patricia L. Martin (2008)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Patrick A. McInerney (2007)
    Commercial Litigation
    Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Larry L. McMullen (1983)
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Medical Malpractice Law
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
John R. Phillips (1993)
    Arbitration
    Employment Law - Management
    Labor Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor & Employment
    Mediation
David B. Raymond (2008)
    Construction Law
    Real Estate Law
Christopher J. Redmond (1987)
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
Jason A. Reschly (2003)
    Litigation & Controversy - Tax
    Tax Law
Christopher J. Rockers (2006)
    Banking and Finance Law
    Equipment Finance Law
Jeffrey J. Simon (2010)
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation - Antitrust
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Spencer R. Thomson (2007)
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    Land Use & Zoning Law
    Real Estate Law
Lisa Veselich*
    Trusts and Estates
Mark D. Welker (1995) 
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
John J. Yates*
    Employment Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor & Employment

Springfield
David C. Agee (2007)
    Corporate Law
Virginia L. Fry (2005)
    Commercial Litigation
    Employment Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor & Employment
Gary A. Powell*
    Trusts and Estates
Randy P. Scheer (2008)
    Commercial Litigation
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

St. Louis
Craig A. Adoor (2007)
    Corporate Law
Mark G. Arnold (2001)
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial Litigation
Craig S. Biesterfeld (1995) 
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    Land Use & Zoning Law
    Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Real Estate Law
Thomas M. Carney (2011)
    Mass Tort Litigation
    Product Liability Litigation
Joseph P. Conran (2008)
    Commercial Litigation
Dave L. Cornfeld (1983) 
    Tax Law
    Trusts and Estates
Samuel Digirolamo (2007)
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Patent Law
    Trademark Law
Robert P. Edler (1995)
    Trusts and Estates
Gary H. Feder (2007)
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    Land Use & Zoning Law
    Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Real Estate Law
Ruth Hays (1995)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Kenneth R. Heineman (2005)
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Bradley S. Hiles (1995) 
    Litigation - Environmental
J. Neil Huber (2010)
    Real Estate Law
Ralph W. Kalish, Jr. (2010)
    Copyright Law
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Mediation
    Trademark Law
Alan H. Kandel (2010)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Kenneth W. Kingma (2006)
    Trusts and Estates
Raymond S. Kreienkamp (2007)
    Tax Law
    Trusts and Estates
Mark R. Leuchtmann (2001)
    Trusts and Estates
Edward J. Lieberman (2010)
    Real Estate Law
David A. Linenbroker (2010)
    Real Estate Law
John P. McNearney (2005)
    Real Estate Law
Kathleen T. Mueller (2003)
    Real Estate Law
Joseph G. Nassif (2003)
    Environmental Law
Alan S. Nemes (2005)
    Copyright Law
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Trademark Law
Mary Anne O'Connell (2007)
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Matthew G. Perlow (2003)
    Trusts and Estates
Gary A. Pierson (2010)
    Copyright Law
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Trademark Law
Alan E. Popkin (1993) 
    Antitrust Law
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
    Litigation - Antitrust
Maury B. Poscover (1995)
    Banking and Finance Law
    Corporate Law
    Equipment Finance Law
Terry L. Potter*
    Employment Law - Management
    Labor Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor & Employment
Laura K. Rebbe (2008)
    Real Estate Law
David G. Richardson (2007)
    Land Use & Zoning Law
    Real Estate Law
John R. Short (1995)
    Corporate Law
    Securities/Capital Markets Law
Kenneth A. Slavens (2005)
    Litigation - Construction
Gregory R. Smith (2007)
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    Land Use & Zoning Law
    Real Estate Law
James R. "Bud" Strong (2003)
    Trusts and Estates
Robert J. Tomaso (2006)
    Employment Law - Management
    Labor Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor & Employment

NEBRASKA

Omaha
Thomas H. Dahlk (2003) 
    Commercial Litigation
    Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
    Litigation - Securities
Joyce A. Dixon (2005)
    Banking and Finance Law
    Corporate Law
David E. Gardels (2005)
    Corporate Law
    International Trade and Finance Law
Robert V. Ginn (2007)
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Steven Grasz*
    Appellate Practice
Howard Fredrick Hahn (1995) 
    Non-Profit/Charities Law
    Tax Law
John S. Katelman (2005)
    Corporate Law
    Real Estate Law
Todd A. Richardson (2006)
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law

TENNESSEE 

Chattanooga
Alan L. Cates (2003)
    Litigation - Trusts & Estates
    Non-Profit/Charities Law
    Trusts and Estates
Ronald I. Feldman (2010)
    Real Estate Law

Memphis
Herbert B. "Bert" Wolf (2001) 
    Corporate Law
    Tax Law

Please Note:
(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.

*Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.

Additionally, Best Lawyers gave 46 Husch Blackwell practice areas first-tier rankings in cities where the firm has offices.

MISSOURI

Columbia*
    Health Care Law

Kansas City
    Banking and Finance Law 
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
    Commercial Litigation 
    Construction Law 
    Corporate Law 
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations 
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation 
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law 
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
    Employment Law - Management 
    Energy Law 
    Equipment Finance Law 
    Franchise Law 
    Health Care Law 
    Labor Law - Management 
    Land Use & Zoning Law 
    Litigation - Bankruptcy 
    Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation 
    Litigation - Labor & Employment 
    Litigation - Trusts & Estates 
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants 
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants 
    Private Equity Law 
    Project Finance Law 
    Real Estate Law
    Securities/Capital Markets Law
    Tax Law
    Trusts & Estates Law

Springfield
    Commercial Litigation 
    Corporate Law 
    Employment Law - Management 
    Litigation - Labor & Employment 
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

St. Louis
    Appellate Practice 
    Commercial Litigation 
    Copyright Law 
    Corporate Law 
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law 
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
    Environmental Law 
    Land Use & Zoning Law 
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs 
    Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation 
    Litigation - Environmental 
    Litigation - ERISA 
    Litigation - Intellectual Property 
    Litigation - Land Use & Zoning 
    Litigation - Real Estate 
    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants 
    Mediation 
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants 
    Real Estate Law 
    Tax Law 
    Trademark Law 
    Trusts & Estates Law

NEBRASKA

Omaha
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
    Corporate Law 
    International Trade and Finance Law 
    Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions 
    Litigation - Securities 
    Non-Profit/Charities Law 
    Real Estate Law 
    Tax Law

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga
    Non-Profit/Charities Law
    Trusts & Estates Law

Memphis
    Tax Law

*Referring to practice in the firm's Jefferson City, Mo., office.