Foley Chicago Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

08 January 2013 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley announced today that 19 attorneys from the firm’s Chicago office have been named 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers. In addition, eight attorneys from the Chicago office have been named 2013 Illinois Rising Stars.

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 Chicago office attorneys named 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers and their primary practices, as classified by Thomson Reuters, are: 

  • Laura L. Bilas, Bonds/Government Finance
  • John T. Brooks, Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Michael M. Conway, Business Litigation
  • James D. Dasso, Business Litigation
  • Patrick Daugherty, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • 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
  • 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 office attorneys named 2013 Illinois Rising Stars and their primary practices, as classified by Thomson Reuters, are:

  • Marshall J. Brown, Intellectual Property
  • James E. Griffith, Business Litigation
  • John L. Litchfield, Employment & Labor
  • Matthew E. Martin, Intellectual Property
  • Jill Nicholson, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Troy D. Smith, Intellectual Property
  • 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.


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