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Steven Hunter and Khalaf Khalaf Named to Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot List

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Steven Hunter and Khalaf Khalaf have both been named to Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot List from the Midwest Region.

The Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot List recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys under 40 who are excelling in the legal profession. Honorees will be profiled in the Hot List Special Issue (July 2013). A reception and photo shoot in honor of the 100 Midwest Region honorees will be held on July 25th at Quarles & Brady's Chicago office.

The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations were accepted from mentors, peers, and colleagues. Editorial picks were also made based on research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments or were active in legal pipeline initiatives.

Steven Hunter is a trial lawyer with first-chair experience representing corporations and lending institutions in business disputes throughout the country. He has been named a 'Rising Star' in the area of business litigation by Illinois Super Lawyers, an "Exceptional Young Lawyer" by the Chicago Bar Association, one of the "Nation's Best Advocates" by the National Bar Association, a "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 To Watch," by Chicago Lawyer magazine and The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, was named the 2012 Illinois State Bar Association's "Young Lawyer of the Year" and is a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He earned his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from Brown University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Khalaf Khalaf is an attorney in the Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Personal Injury Litigation Group and handles product liability claims for national clients all over the country. Prior to Quarles & Brady, Khalaf served as a Public Service Assistant District Attorney for the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. He earned his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

About Lawyers of Color
Lawyers of Color, which was founded as On Being A Black Lawyer, has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Founded in 2008 as a news and resource center, the company has grown into a social media firm providing research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to clients.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at, and on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.