Thirty-Seven Quarles & Brady Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers®

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that thirty-seven of its attorneys have been named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as among the top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2013. No more than five percent of total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®. Fifteen Milwaukee-based attorneys and seven Madison-based attorneys have been named to the 2012 Wisconsin Rising Stars list as well.

Attorneys from the firm’s Milwaukee and Madison offices who were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are:

Michael Aldana - Employment & Labor
Valerie L. Bailey-Rihn - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
John T. Bannen - Estate Planning & Probate
David B. Bartel - Personal Injury Defense: Products
Bennett J. Berson - Intellectual Property
Kathryn M. Buono - Mergers & Acquisitions
Daniel E. Conley - Business Litigation
David R. Cross - Intellectual Property Litigation
James F. Daly - Estate Planning & Probate
John W. Daniels Jr. - Real Estate
Jeffrey O. Davis - Business Litigation
Robert H. Duffy - Employment & Labor
Mike Fischer - Employment & Labor
Matthew J. Flynn - General Litigation
James D. Friedman - Banking
Michael J. Gonring - Personal Injury Defense: Products
Kathleen A. Gray - Estate Planning & Probate
Mary Pat Jacoby - Employment & Labor
David B. Kern - Employment & Labor
Mark A. Kircher - Personal Injury Defense: Products
Fredrick G. Lautz - Mergers & Acquisitions
Michael S. McCauley - Environmental
Thomas P. McElligott - Environmental
Kristin Graham Noel - Intellectual Property Litigation
Michael J. Ostermeyer - Real Estate
Nancy K. Peterson - Environmental
Roy L. Prange Jr. - Business Litigation
Joseph E. Puchner - Real Estate
John A. Rothstein - Business Litigation
Donald K. Schott - General Litigation
Sean M. Scullen - Employment & Labor
Walter J. Skipper - Mergers & Acquisitions
Paul J. Tilleman - Estate Planning & Probate
Anthony A. Tomaselli - Intellectual Property Litigation
Eric J. Van Vugt - Business Litigation
David D. Wilmoth - Tax
Brian D. Winters - Utilities

Quarles & Brady attorneys from the firm’s Milwaukee and Madison offices who were named to the 2013 Wisconsin Rising Stars list are:

Andrew P. Beilfuss - Business Litigation*
Josephine K. Benkers - Intellectual Property Litigation
Jack M. Cook - Intellectual Property
Raye L. Daugherty - Intellectual Property
Matthew J. Duchemin - Intellectual Property Litigation
Kevin Eldridge - Health Care
Catherine Faught Pollard - Personal Injury Defense: Products
Emily M. Feinstein - IP Litigation
Matthew D. Fortney - Real Estate
Stephen J. Gardner - Intellectual Property Litigation*
Jonathan Hackbarth - Business Litigation*
Noleta L. Jansen - Estate Planning & Probate
Bernard J. Kearney, III - Real Estate
Khalaf Khalaf - Personal Injury Defense: Products*
Nathan R. Mathews - Mergers & Acquisitions
Eric Matzke - Personal Injury Defense: Products*
Cheri L. McCourt - Civil Litigation Defense*
Kristin A. Occhetti - Estate Planning & Probate
Natalie R. Remington - Business Litigation
Martha Jahn Snyder - Intellectual Property Litigation
Valerie P. Vidal - Civil Litigation Defense*
Johanna Wilbert - Intellectual Property*

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. The annual, state-by-state selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. (*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Super Lawyers-Rising Stars.

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

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 Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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