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Foley Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Foley announced today that 36 Chicago office attorneys have been named 2009 Illinois “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics Media, Inc. In addition, five Chicago attorneys have been named 2009 Illinois Rising Stars by the organization.

The 36 Chicago attorneys named 2009 Illinois “Super Lawyers” and their primary practices, as classified by Law & Politics, are:

  • Sharon R. Barner, Intellectual Property Litigation;
  • Myles D. Berman, Government Relations;
  • Richard Bromley, Tax;
  • John T. Brooks, Estate Planning & Probate;
  • Michael M. Conway, Business Litigation;
  • Elizabeth L. Corey, Real Estate;
  • Dewey B. Crawford, Securities & Corporate Finance;
  • James D. Dasso, General Litigation;
  • Scott E. Early, General Litigation;
  • Bennett L. Epstein, Employment & Labor;
  • Craig S. Fochler, Intellectual Property Litigation;
  • Diane E. Gianos, Employment & Labor;
  • Jeanne M. Gills, Intellectual Property Litigation;
  • David B. Goroff, Appellate;
  • Byron L. Gregory, General Litigation;
  • Paul F. Hanzlik, Utilities;
  • James R. Hellige, Estate Planning & Probate;
  • C. Richard Johnson, Bonds/Government Finance;
  • Christopher N. Knight, Bonds/Government Finance;
  • John R. Landis, Securities Litigation;
  • John D. Lien, Construction Litigation;
  • Mary Kay Martire, Business Litigation
  • William J. McKenna, Business Litigation;
  • David R. Melton, Intellectual Property;
  • John B. Palmer III, Tax;
  • Mark L. Prager, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights;
  • Donna J. Pugh, Land Use/Zoning;
  • Daniel S. Reinberg, Criminal Defense: White Collar;
  • E. Glenn Ripple, Energy & Natural Resources;
  • John L. Rogers III, Securities Litigation;
  • George T. Simon, Securities & Corporate Finance;
  • Michael J. Small, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights;
  • Kathryn M. Trkla, Securities Litigation;
  • William C. Weinsheimer, Estate Planning & Probate;
  • Michael H. Woolever, Employee Benefits/ERISA; and
  • Robert J. Zimmerman, Health Care.

The five Chicago attorneys named 2009 Illinois “Rising Stars” and their primary practices, as classified by Law & Politics, are:

  • Marshall J. Brown, Intellectual Property;
  • Geoffrey S. Goodman, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights;
  • James E. Griffith, Business Litigation;
  • Mark F. Hebbeln, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; and
  • Jill L. Murch, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.

To compile its annual list, Law & Politics surveyed more than 800,000 attorneys nationwide, asking them to vote for the best lawyers they have personally observed conducting business. The final list of “Super Lawyers” features the top five percent of Illinois attorneys in more than 60 areas of legal practice.

Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising Stars is published annually in February in a special advertising section in Chicago magazine and reaches more than 843,350 monthly readers. Illinois Super Lawyers magazine is mailed to Illinois lawyers, the lead corporate counsel of the Russell 3000 companies and all ABA-approved law school libraries, for a total readership of 60,000.