Two Husch Blackwell partners in the firm’s Phoenix office were named 2015 Southwest Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Eric A. Ess and Benjamin J. Kelly, both of the firm’s Financial Services industry team, were named in the area of Estate Planning & Probate law. Ess is also the firm’s Private Wealth practice group leader and this is the first year he has been named.
No more than two-and-a-half percent of attorneys in a state are named Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Attorney selection involves an in-depth, measurable process whereby each candidate is evaluated based on 12 indicators professional achievement. The lawyers who make this list must be under 40 years old or have less than 10 years of legal experience.
Husch Blackwell’s Financial Services team has nearly 100 attorneys dedicated to serving the needs of clients in the industry. The group provides counsel in the areas of banking and finance, financial litigation, franchise and distribution, insolvency, insurance, investment management and private wealth.