Foley Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers

04 January 2011 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley announced today that 29 Chicago office attorneys have been named 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers and two additional Chicago office attorneys have been named 2011 Illinois Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.

The Chicago attorneys named Super Lawyers and their primary practices, as classified by Thomson Reuters, are:

  • Myles D. Berman, Government Relations;
  • Richard Bromley, Tax;
  • John T. Brooks, Estate & Trust Litigation;
  • Michael M. Conway, Business Litigation;
  • Elizabeth L. Corey, Real Estate;
  • Dewey B. Crawford, Securities & Corporate Finance;
  • James D. Dasso, Business Litigation;
  • Patrick Daugherty, Securities & Corporate Finance;
  • 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;
  • Harold L. Kaplan, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights;
  • Christopher N. Knight, Bonds/Government Finance;
  • Mary Kay Martire, Business Litigation;
  • William J. McKenna, Business Litigation;
  • John B. Palmer, III, Tax;
  • Mark L. Prager, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights;
  • Donna J. Pugh, Land Use/Zoning;
  • George T. Simon, Securities & Corporate Finance;
  • Michael J. Small, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights;
  • Kathryn M. Trkla, Securities Litigation;
  • William C. Weinsheimer, Estate Planning & Probate; and
  • Michael H. Woolever, Employee Benefits/ERISA.

The Chicago attorneys named Rising Stars and their primary practices, as classified by Thomson Reuters, are:

  • James E. Griffith, Business Litigation; and
  • Jill Murch Nicholson, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.

To compile its annual list, the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal division, undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff and a peer review of candidates by practice area. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research. Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys.

The list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars is published in the Thomson Reuters Legal Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers magazine is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 million readers.