Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers® ‘Lawyer of the Year’ 2013

Twenty-one Bryan Cave lawyers have been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S.

Best Lawyers only names a single lawyer in each specialty in each community as Lawyer of the Year. Those honored have received particularly outstanding ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

The Bryan Cave lawyers named 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” include:

Brian W. Berglund - St. Louis Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year."
William Perry Brandt - Kansas City-MO Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, 
    Telecom, Energy) "Lawyer of the Year."
Phillip R. Clark - Denver Energy Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Kenneth R. Costello - Los Angeles Franchise Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Carolyn E. Daniels  - Denver Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Dennis C. Donnelly - St. Louis Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year."
Laurence M. Frazen - Kansas City-MO Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / 
    Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Dale A. Guariglia - St. Louis Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year."
E. Perry Johnson - St. Louis Antitrust Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Kathryn L. Knudson - Atlanta Financial Services Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Don G. Lents - St. Louis International Trade and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Linda S. Mensch - Chicago Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television "Lawyer
    of the Year."
Gerald R. Ortbals - St. Louis Litigation - First Amendment "Lawyer of the Year."
Lloyd A. Palans - St. Louis Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and 
    Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year."
James P. Pryde - Kansas City-MO Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer 
    of the Year."
W. Dean Salter - Denver Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year."
William F. Seabaugh - St. Louis Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Thomas W. Van Dyke - Kansas City-MO Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Thomas E. Wack - St. Louis Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year."
Louis S. Weller - San Francisco Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Philip B. Wright - St. Louis Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year."