Foley Chicago Attorneys Among Top Five Percent in Illinois

03 January 2012 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Super Lawyers

Foley announced today that 23 Chicago office attorneys were named Illinois Super Lawyers and four were named named Rising Stars in the January 2012 issue of Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. Attorneys named to the list of Illinois Super Lawyers represent the top five percent of legal professionals practicing in the state. Rising Stars include the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Among the Foley attorneys named Illinois Super Lawyers, 18 have been included for five or more years. All attorneys named below are listed along with their primary practices, as classified by Super Lawyers.

The Chicago attorneys named 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers are:

  • Myles D. Berman, Government Relations
  • Laura L. Bilas, Bonds/Government Finance
  • John T. Brooks, Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Michael M. Conway, Business Litigation
  • Dewey B. Crawford, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • James D. Dasso, Business Litigation
  • Patrick Daugherty, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Scott E. Early, General Litigation
  • Kevin J. Egan, Health Care
  • Bennett L. Epstein, Employment & Labor
  • Craig S. Fochler, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Jeanne M. Gills, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • David B. Goroff, Appellate
  • James R. Hellige, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Harold L. Kaplan, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Christopher N. Knight, Bonds/Government Finance
  • William J. McKenna, Business Litigation
  • Wayne F. Osoba, Real Estate
  • John B. Palmer III, Tax
  • Mark L. Prager, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Donna J. Pugh, Land Use/Zoning
  • Michael J. Small, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Michael H. Woolever, Employee Benefits/ERISA

The Chicago attorneys named 2012 Illinois Rising Stars are:

  • Matthew E. Martin, Intellectual Property
  • Jill L. Nicholson, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Aaron K. Tantleff, Information Technology/Outsourcing
  • Christopher G. Ward, Employment & Labor

To compile its annual list, the research team at Super Lawyers, which is part 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.