Foley Chicago Attorneys Named 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

25 January 2018 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley & Lardner LLP announced that 26 attorneys have been named 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and eight attorneys have been named 2018 Illinois Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

The Chicago attorneys named 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and their primary practices are:

  • Stephen Bedell, Securities Litigation
  • Myles Berman, Government Relations
  • Laura Bilas, Government Finance
  • John Brooks, Estate & Trust Litigation
  • James Dasso, Business Litigation
  • Patrick Daugherty, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Bennett Epstein, Employment & Labor
  • Craig Fochler, IP Litigation
  • Jeanne Gills, IP Litigation
  • Geoffrey Goodman, Bankruptcy
  • David Goroff, Appellate
  • Mark Hebbeln, Bankruptcy
  • James Hellige, Estate & Probate
  • Harold Kaplan, Bankruptcy
  • Joanne Lee, Bankruptcy
  • William McKenna, Business Litigation
  • Jill Nicholson, Bankruptcy
  • Lisa Noller, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Wayne Osoba, Real Estate
  • John Palmer, III, Tax
  • Mark Prager, Bankruptcy
  • Donna Pugh, Land Use/Zoning
  • Zaldwaynaka Scott, Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Michael Small, Bankruptcy
  • Eley Thompson, IP Litigation
  • Michael Woolever, Employee Benefits

Jill Nicholson was also named a Top 100 Super Lawyer in Illinois, and a Top 50 Women Super Lawyer in Illinois.

The Chicago attorneys named 2018 Illinois Rising Stars and their primary practices are:

  • Jonathan Garlough, Business Litigation
  • Joseph Janas, Intellectual Property
  • John Litchfield, Employment & Labor
  • Matthew Martin, Intellectual Property
  • Jeffrey Mikrut, Intellectual Property
  • Susan Poll Klaessy, Business Litigation
  • Sara Suleiman, Intellectual Property
  • Christopher Ward, Employment & Labor

The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.


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