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Quarles & Brady Attorneys Named 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Milwaukee — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that 19 of its attorneys have been named 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and are among the top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2019. Additionally, 17 attorneys were named to the 2019 Wisconsin Rising Stars List.

Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have gained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual, statewide selections are made using a multi-phased process that includes independent peer nominations, peer evaluations, and research. Only the top five percent of attorneys in each state are honored as Super Lawyers; Rising Star selection is limited to only 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys.

The following attorneys from the Quarles & Brady Madison and Milwaukee offices were selected for inclusion:


  • Sarah E. Coyne - Health Care
  • Kristin Graham Noel - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Brittany S. Ogden - Business Litigation
  • Donald K. Schott - General Litigation
  • Anthony A. Tomaselli - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Margaret Utterback - Business Law


  • Michael Aldana - Labor & Employment
  • John T. Bannen - Estate & Probate
  • Daniel E. Conley - Business Litigation (Included in Top 50: 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers List)
  • John W. Daniels, Jr. - Real Estate
  • Robert H. Duffy - Labor & Employment
  • Mike Fischer - Labor & Employment
  • Mark A. Kircher - Products Defense
  • Fredrick G. Lautz - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nancy K. Peterson - Environmental
  • Joseph E. Puchner - Real Estate
  • Sean M. Scullen - Labor & Employment
  • Walter J. Skipper - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Eric J. Van Vugt - Business Litigation

Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes 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. No more than 2.5 percent of total lawyers are selected for inclusion in the Rising Stars list.

The following Quarles & Brady attorneys from the firm’s Madison and Milwaukee offices were named to the 2019 Wisconsin Rising Stars list:


  • Stacy A. Alexejun - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Stephen J. Gardner - Technology Transactions
  • Jeffrey P. Phillips - Bankruptcy: Business
  • Martha Jahn Snyder - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Matthew K. Splitek - Appellate


  • Lindsey W. Davis - Labor & Employment
  • James E. Goldschmidt - Appellate
  • Brandon M. Krajewski - Business Litigation
  • L. Katie Mason - Bankruptcy: Business
  • Eric W. Matzke - PI - Products Defense
  • Patrick J. Murphy - Insurance Coverage
  • Meghan C. O'Connor - Health Care
  • Kristin A. Occhetti - Estate & Probate
  • Joseph Poehlmann - Business Litigation
  • Patrick H. Taylor- Business/Corporate
  • Rachel S. Taylor - Business/Corporate
  • Johanna M. Wilbert - Intellectual Property Litigation

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