Awards and Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America® 2013

08/2012


The Best Lawyers in America
, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., has selected 156 Bryan Cave lawyers for inclusion in the 2013 edition. Selection is based on a peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties.

Bryan Cave lawyers listed in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and the practice area or areas for which each is recognized, are:

Atlanta, GA



Richard L. Arenburg


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


Gerald L. Blanchard


Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law


Armin G. Brecher


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


Paul F. Concannon


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


Frank A. Crisafi


Tax Law


William V. Custer


Commercial Litigation


Kathryn L. Knudson


Financial Services Regulation Law


Jay J. Levin


Real Estate Law


William Linkous Jr.


Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Trusts and Estates


Frank S. McGaughey


Trusts and Estates


Thomas R. McNeill


Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law


Rick Miller


Corporate Law


Walter G. Moeling


Corporate Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law


Julian Nealy


Real Estate Law


F. Donald Nelms, Jr.


Mergers & Acquisitions Law


Eugene Penn Nicholson


Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
   Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy


Thomas S. Richey


Litigation - Securities


Joan B. Sasine


Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental


Steven G. Schaffer


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


William Brown Shearer Jr.


Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law


William J. Thompson


Real Estate Law


Robert Moore Travis


Commercial Litigation


G. Patrick Watson


Antitrust Law
Litigation - Antitrust


Boulder, CO



Neal S. Cohen


Litigation - Intellectual Property


Jason D. Haislmaier


Copyright Law
Patent Law


James G. Sawtelle


Litigation - Intellectual Property


John B. Wood


Real Estate Law


Charlotte, NC



B.T. Atkinson


Securities / Capital Markets Law


Richard K. Brown


Banking and Finance Law


Christopher C. Kupec


Banking and Finance Law


Chicago, IL



Susan E. Brice


Environmental Law


Demetrius E. Carney


Government Relations Practice


Linda S. Mensch


Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures &
   Television
Entertainment Law – Music


Colorado Springs, CO



Stuart J. Lark


Non-Profit / Charities Law


John R. Wylie


Non-Profit / Charities Law


Richard R. Young


Commercial Litigation


Dallas, TX



Keith Miles Aurzada


Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
   Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy


Robin R. Dubas


Real Estate Law


Walter Herring


Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants


Denver, CO



Robert H. Bach


Real Estate Law


Phillip R. Clark


Energy Law
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law


James F. Cress


Mining Law


Christine M. Daly


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


Carolyn E. Daniels


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


Lynn P. Hendrix


Copyright Law
Energy Law
Information Technology Law
Native American Law
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law


Robert A. Holmes


Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law


Henry W. Ipsen


Litigation – Environmental


Garth B. Jensen


Corporate Governance Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation


Bruce L. Likoff


Real Estate Law


Charles D. Maguire Jr.


Mergers & Acquisitions Law


K. Preston Oade


Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management


Steven B. Richardson


Energy Law
Oil & Gas Law


W. Dean Salter


Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation


Donald L. Samuels


Litigation – Labor & Employment


Paul E. Smith


Tax Law


Sheldon H. Smith


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


B Lawrence Theis


Antitrust Law
Bet the Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Antitrust


Paul V. Timmons


Real Estate Law


Thomas E. Yearout


Tax Law


Kansas City, MO



Robert M. Barnes


Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law


Steven B. Becker


Construction Law


Irvin V. Belzer


Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation - Real Estate


William Perry Brandt


Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC,
   Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities


Laurence M. Frazen


Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
   Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy


Robert J. Hoffman


Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation - Real Estate


Gregory G. Johnson


Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation


Herbert M. Kohn


Corporate Law


J.D. Moore


Construction Law


Craig S. O'Dear


Commercial Litigation
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs


James P. Pryde


Corporate Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law


Gino R. Serra


Non-Profit/Charities Law


Stephen S. Sparks


Public Finance Law


Mark G. Stingley


Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
   Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy


Robert M. Thompson


Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation


Terence J. Thum


Insurance Law


Thomas W. Van Dyke


Corporate Law


New York, NY



Austin V. Campriello


Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
Criminal Defense: White-Collar


Robert S. Davis


Environmental Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning


Zachary A. Hummel


Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor & Employment


Philip E. Karmel


Litigation – Environmental


Joseph Richetti


Litigation – Intellectual Property


Barry C. Ross


Real Estate Law


Stephanie Wickouski


Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
   Insolvency and Reorganization Law


Phoenix, AZ



George C. Chen


Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent


Steven A. Hirsch


Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law


R. Neil Irwin


Real Estate Law


Robert J. Miller


Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
   Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy


Lawrence G. Scarborough


Litigation - Antitrust
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants


Jay A. Zweig


Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor & Employment


San Francisco, CA



C. Scott Greene


Commercial Litigation


Kenneth Lee Marshall


Appellate Practice


Rachel E. Matteo-Boehm


First Amendment Law
Litigation – First Amendment


Roger R. Myers


First Amendment Law
Litigation – First Amendment


Santa Monica, CA



Kenneth R. Costello


Franchise Law


Keith D. Klein


Franchise Law


Anthony J. Marks


Franchise Law


Jonathan C. Solish


Franchise Law


St. Louis, MO



Dan H. Ball


Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


Fred W. Bartelsmeyer


International Trade and Finance Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law


Steven M. Baumer


Corporate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law


Brian W. Berglund


Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law


Lawrence Brody


Tax Law
Trusts and Estates


James G. Buell


Real Estate Law


Michael P. Burke


Employment Law - Management


Harold R. Burroughs


Banking and Finance Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law


J. Powell Carmen


Corporate Law


Elizabeth C. Carver


Appellate Practice


J. Bennett Clark


Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law
Trademark Law


John Michael Clear


Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Securities


Dennis C. Donnelly


Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management


Victoria I. Goldson


Real Estate Law


Dale A. Guariglia


Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental


Edward J. Hejlek


Patent Law


John W. Hoffman


Real Estate Law


Jerry M. Hunter


Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management


E. Perry Johnson


Antitrust Law


Jeffery J. Kalinowski


Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC,
   Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities


J. Mark Klamer


Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation


Christopher J. Lawhorn


Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Bankruptcy


Ned O. Lemkemeier


Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management


Don G. Lents


Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law


Denis P. McCusker


Corporate Law
International Trade and Finance Law


Michael B. McKinnis


Commercial Litigation


Walter L. Metcalfe Jr.


Corporate Law


George E. Murray


Real Estate Law


Rebecca A.D. Nelson


Antitrust Law
Litigation - Antitrust


Michael N. Newmark


Tax Law


James L. Nouss Jr.


Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Venture Capital Law


Daniel M. O’Keefe


Litigation – Labor & Employment


Gerald R. Ortbals


Litigation - First Amendment


Lloyd A. Palans


Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
   Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy


Steven J. Poplawski


Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental


David A. Roodman


Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law
Trademark Law


John D. Schaperkotter


Trusts and Estates


William F. Seabaugh


Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law


Kathleen R. Sherby


Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Trusts and Estates


Sarah Roe Sise


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


Peter D. Van Cleve


Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law


Lisa A. Van Fleet


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


Thomas E. Wack


Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation


Franklin F. Wallis


Trusts and Estates


Brian C. Walsh


Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
   Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Bankruptcy


Thomas C. Walsh


Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Trademark Law


R. Randall Wang


Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation


Charles A. Weiss


Commercial Litigation


Frank P. Wolff, Jr.


Non-Profit/Charities Law
Technology Law


Philip B. Wright


Tax Law


Washington, DC



John P. Barrie


Litigation & Controversy - Tax
Tax Law


William F. Bavinger III


Corporate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law


Jerome Allen Breed


Tax Law


Paul Huey-Burns


Litigation - Securities
Securities Regulation


Mary Ann Mancini


Trusts and Estates


Stanley J. Marcuss


Corporate Law
International Trade and Finance Law


Rodney F. Page


Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC,
   Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants


Therese D. Pritchard


Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Securities Regulation


Daniel C. Schwartz


Antitrust Law
Litigation - Antitrust


Related Professionals

Richard L. Arenburg
Keith Miles Aurzada
Robert H. Bach
Dan H. Ball
Robert M. Barnes
John P. Barrie
Frederick W. Bartelsmeyer
Steven M. Baumer
William F. Bavinger III
Steven B. Becker
Irvin V. Belzer
Brian W. Berglund
Gerald L. Blanchard
William Perry Brandt
Armin G. Brecher
Jerome Allen Breed
Susan E. Brice
Lawrence Brody
Richard K. Brown
James G. Buell
Michael P. Burke
Harold R. Burroughs
Austin V. Campriello
J. Powell Carman
Demetrius E. Carney
Elizabeth C. Carver
George C. Chen
J. Bennett Clark
Phillip R. Clark
John Michael Clear
Paul F. Concannon
Kenneth R. Costello
James F. Cress
Frank A. Crisafi
William V. Custer
Christine M. Daly
Carolyn E. Daniels
Robert S. Davis
Dennis C. Donnelly
Robin R. Dubas
Laurence M. Frazen
Victoria I. Goldson
C. Scott Greene
Dale A. Guariglia
Jason D. Haislmaier
Edward J. Hejlek
Lynn P. Hendrix
Walter Herring
Steven A. Hirsch
John W. Hoffman
Robert J. Hoffman
Robert A. Holmes
Zachary A. Hummel
Jerry M. Hunter
Henry W. Ipsen
R. Neil Irwin
E. Perry Johnson
Gregory G. Johnson
Jeffrey J. Kalinowski
Philip E. Karmel
J. Mark Klamer
Keith D. Klein
Kathryn L. Knudson
Herbert M. Kohn
Christopher C. Kupec
Stuart J. Lark
Ned O. Lemkemeier
Don G. Lents
Jay J. Levin
Bruce L. Likoff
William Linkous Jr.
Charles D. Maguire Jr.
Stanley J. Marcuss
Anthony J. Marks
Denis P. McCusker
Frank S. McGaughey
Michael B. McKinnis
Thomas R. McNeill
Linda S. Mensch
Walter L. Metcalfe Jr.
Rick Miller
Robert J. Miller
Walter G. Moeling
George E. Murray
Kenneth Lee Marshall
Rachel E. Matteo-Boehm
Roger R. Myers
Rebecca A. D. Nelson
Michael N. Newmark
Eugene Penn Nicholson
James L. Nouss Jr.
K. Preston Oade
Craig S. O'Dear
Daniel M. O'Keefe
Gerald R. Ortbals
Rodney F. Page
Lloyd A. Palans
Steven J. Poplawski
Therese D. Pritchard
James P. Pryde
Steven B. Richardson
Joseph Richetti
Thomas S. Richey
David A. Roodman
Barry C. Ross
W. Dean Salter
Donald L. Samuels
Joan B. Sasine
Lawrence G. Scarborough
Steven G. Schaffer
John D. Schaperkotter
Daniel C. Schwartz
William F. Seabaugh
Gino R. Serra
Kathleen R. Sherby
Sarah Roe Sise
Paul E. Smith
Sheldon H. Smith
Jonathan C. Solish
Stephen S. Sparks
Mark G. Stingley
B. Lawrence Theis
Robert M. Thompson
William J. Thompson
Terence J. Thum
Robert Moore Travis
Peter D. Van Cleve
Thomas W. Van Dyke
Lisa A. Van Fleet
Thomas E. Wack
Brian C. Walsh
Thomas C. Walsh
R. Randall Wang
G. Patrick Watson
Charles A. Weiss
Stephanie Wickouski
Frank P. Wolff, Jr.
John B. Wood
Philip B. Wright
John R. Wylie
Richard R. Young
Jay A. Zweig