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Husch Blackwell, Attorneys Receive Benchmark Litigation Recognition

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Benchmark Litigation has recognized Husch Blackwell as a top litigation firm, listing 21 attorneys as Local Litigation Stars, two as Future Stars, two on its 40 & Under Hot List and one on both the Future Star list and the 40 & Under Hot List. Three of the firm's attorneys are first-time Litigation Stars. The firm also received Benchmark’s “Highly Recommended” ranking in Missouri and Wisconsin and its “Recommended” ranking in Nebraska.

Benchmark also recognized eight of the firm’s Labor and Employment attorneys as 2021 Labor & Employment Stars (one of whom also attained the Future Star designation) and gave Husch Blackwell’s Labor and Employment practice a “Highly Recommended” designation in Missouri and a “Recommended” rating in Colorado and Wisconsin.

Husch Blackwell's recognized attorneys are:

2022 Local Litigation/Litigation Stars

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

#First time named to Benchmark as Litigation Stars

2021 Labor & Employment Stars

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

2022 Future Stars

  • Erik Eisenmann
  • Michael Nolan
  • Derek Teeter

2021 40 & Under Hot List

  • Marci Kawski
  • Derek Teeter
  • Jameson Watts

Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers.
It provides law firm and lawyer rankings based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients as well as analysis of the market’s most important cases and firm developments.


Gary D. Barnes

Senior Counsel

Gina Carter


Joseph P. Conran

Of Counsel

Ann M. Maher


Eric M. McLeod


Don J. Mizerk


James F. Monafo


Joseph C. Orlet


Lowell Pearson

Office Managing Partner

Jeffrey J. Simon

Office Managing Partner

Rudy Telscher


Thomas P. Godar

Of Counsel

Barbara A. Grandjean

Office Managing Partner

Robert J. Tomaso

Office Managing Partner

Derek T. Teeter


Marci V. Kawski


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