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Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Husch Blackwell With Litigation, Labor & Employment Designations

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Benchmark Litigation has once again recognized Husch Blackwell as a top litigation firm, listing 24 attorneys in its 2021 directory of leading litigators (21 attorneys as Local Litigation Stars and three as Future Stars). The firm also received Benchmark’s “Highly Recommended” ranking in Missouri and Wisconsin and its “Recommended” ranking in Nebraska.

Benchmark also recognized nine of the firm’s Labor & Employment attorneys as 2020 Labor & Employment Stars and gave Husch Blackwell’s Labor & Employment practice a “Highly Recommended” designation in Missouri and a “Recommended” rating in Colorado.

The Husch Blackwell attorneys listed in the 2021 Benchmark Litigation and 2020 Benchmark Labor & Employment rankings are:

Local Litigation Stars

  • Gary Barnes
  • Gina Carter
  • Joseph Conran
  • Cynthia Cordes
  • William Corum
  • Dan Goldfine
  • #Catherine Hanaway
  • Caroline Hermeling
  • Marnie Jensen
  • Martin Loring
  • Ann Maher
  • #Eric McLeod
  • Christine Miller
  • Greg Minana
  • James Monafo
  • Joseph Orlet
  • Lowell Pearson
  • JoAnn Sandifer
  • Jeffrey Simon
  • *Christopher Smith
  • Rudy Telscher

Labor & Employment Stars

  • Erik Eisenmann
  • Josef Glynias
  • Thomas Godar
  • Barbara Grandjean
  • Anthony Grice
  • Christopher Ottele
  • Paul Pautler
  • Julianne Story
  • Robert Tomaso

Future Stars

  • *Erik Eisenmann
  • Michael Nolan
  • Derek Teeter

*First time listed in category

#First time named to Benchmark

Additionally, Husch Blackwell’s Teeter, Marci Kawski and Jameson Watts were named to Benchmark’s 2020 40 and Under Hotlist in August.


Gary D. Barnes

Senior Counsel

Gina Carter


Joseph P. Conran

Of Counsel

Thomas P. Godar

Of Counsel

Barbara A. Grandjean

Office Managing Partner

Ann M. Maher


Eric M. McLeod


James F. Monafo


Joseph C. Orlet


Lowell Pearson

Office Managing Partner

Jeffrey J. Simon

Office Managing Partner

Derek T. Teeter


Rudy Telscher


Robert J. Tomaso

Office Managing Partner

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