Seven Quarles & Brady Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2013 Florida Super Lawyers®

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Eight Attorneys Also Named 2013 Florida Rising Stars

NAPLES, FLA. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that seven of its attorneys have been named by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine as among the top five percent of attorneys in Florida for 2013. Kimberly Leach Johnson was named among the Top 50 Female attorneys in Florida. 

Additionally, eight Quarles & Brady attorneys were named by Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2013. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are named to the list.

Attorneys from the firm's Florida offices who were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list are:

David A. Beyer - Franchise/Dealership
Kelli A. Edson - Business Litigation
William F. Hamilton - Business Litigation
Kimberly Leach Johnson - Estate Planning & Probate
Robert "Bob" James Kline - Estate Planning & Probate
Philip V. Martino - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Bradley G. Rigor - Estate Planning & Probate

Quarles & Brady attorneys from the firm's Florida offices who were named to the 2013 Florida Rising Stars list are:

Marshall P. Bender - Business Litigation
Benjamin B. Brown - Business Litigation
T. Robert Bulloch - Estate Planning & Probate
Patrick R. Costello - General Litigation
Kelly Lyon Davis - Employment Litigation: Defense
Kimberley A. Dillon - Estate Planning & Probate
Cheryl S. Lucente - Franchise/Dealership
Rena J. Upshaw-Frazier - Real Estate

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes the creation of a candidate pool, an independent research evaluation of candidates by the research department, a peer evaluation by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

Super Lawyers can be found online at, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

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