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Nine Husch Blackwell Attorneys Selected for 2019 Thomson Reuters' Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Nine attorneys from Husch Blackwell’s Chicago office have been named to the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Super Lawyers

  • Ellen M. Babbitt – Schools & Education
  • Patrick S. Coffey – Health Care
  • Michael D. Hayes – Class Action
  • Edward D. Manzo – Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Scott L. Warner – Schools & Education
  • James P. White – Intellectual Property

Rising Stars

  • Karen L. Courtheoux – Schools & Education
  • Jennifer L. Dlugosz – Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • Marc R. Wezowski – Intellectual Property Litigation

Only up to five percent of attorneys per jurisdiction are named Super Lawyers. Selecting the attorneys includes peer nominations by seasoned attorneys followed by detailed evaluations, which are matched against third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on a state-by-state basis annually.

No more than two-and-a-half percent of attorneys in a state are named Rising Stars. The lawyers who make this list must be under 40 years old or have less than 10 years of legal experience. They go through the same selection process as Super Lawyers, excluding the peer evaluations.


Ellen M. Babbitt

Senior Counsel

Scott L. Warner


Karen L. Courtheoux

Senior Counsel

Marc R. Wezowski

Of Counsel