Foley Wisconsin Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

13 November 2012 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley announced today that 39 attorneys from the firm’s Madison and Milwaukee offices have been named 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyers by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine. In addition, nine attorneys from the Madison and Milwaukee offices have been named 2012 Wisconsin Rising Stars by the publication.

Attorneys named Super Lawyers represent the top legal practitioners in the state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 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.

The Madison office attorneys named 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and their primary practices, as classified by Thomson Reuters, are:

  • Allen A. Arntsen, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Gordon Davenport, III, Business Litigation
  • Bradley D. Jackson, Utilities
  • Daniel A. Kaplan, Employment & Labor
  • David W. Reinecke, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Blaine R. Renfert, Business/Corporate
  • Anne E. Ross, Business/Corporate
  • Jeffrey A. Simmons, Business Litigation
  • Naikang Tsao, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Michael B. Van Sicklen, Business Litigation
  • Paul T. Wrycha, Securities & Corporate Finance

The Milwaukee office attorneys named 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and their primary practices, as classified by Thomson Reuters, are:

  • William J. Abraham Jr., Business/Corporate
  • Michael J. Aprahamian, Business Litigation
  • Steven R. Barth, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Linda E. Benfield, Environmental
  • Bernard J. Bobber, Employment & Labor
  • Ralf-Reinhard Boer, Employment & Labor
  • Michael A. Bowen, Business Litigation
  • Mary K. Braza, Entertainment & Sports
  • John F. Callan, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Keith A. Christiansen, Estate Planning & Probate
  • James R. Clark, Business Litigation
  • George A. Dionisopoulos, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Richard S. Florsheim, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Benjamin F. Garmer, III, Mergers & Acquisitions 
  •  Michael G. Halfenger, Appellate
  • Michael W. Hatch, Real Estate
  • Stanley S. Jaspan, Employment & Labor
  • Sarah O. Jelencic, Real Estate
  • Maureen A. McGinnity, Tax
  • James T. McKeown, Antitrust Litigation
  • Jamshed J. Patel, Tax
  • Patrick G. Quick, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Jay O. Rothman, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Nancy J. Sennett, Securities Litigation
  • Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., General Litigation
  • Mark A. Thimke, Environmental
  • Adam J. Wiensch, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Trevor J. Will, Class Action/Mass Torts

The Madison office attorneys named 2012 Wisconsin Rising Stars and their primary practices, as classified by Thomson Reuters, are:

  • Matthew R. Lynch, Business Litigation
  • Katherine R. Rist, Real Estate

The Milwaukee office attorneys named 2012 Wisconsin Rising Stars and their primary practices, as classified by Thomson Reuters, are:

  • Carmen N. Couden, Employment & Labor
  • Jennifer A. Devitt, Real Estate
  • Frank W. DiCastri, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Elizabeth A. N. Haas, Business Litigation
  • Kadie M. Jelenchick, Intellectual Property
  • Kevin R. Schulz, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • John E. Turlais, Corporate Governance & Compliance

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.