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The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., has selected 105 Bryan Cave lawyers for inclusion in the 2009 edition. Selection is based on a peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast almost 2 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties.

Bryan Cave lawyers listed in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers, and the practice area or areas for which each is recognized, are:

Atlanta

Gerald L. Blanchard - Banking Law
Armin G. Brecher - Employee Benefits Law
Frank A. Crisafi - Tax Law
William V. Custer - Commercial Litigation
Kathryn L. Knudson (10) - Banking Law
Jay J. Levin - Real Estate Law
William Joseph Linkous, Jr. (25) - Trusts and Estates
John T. Marshall (25) - Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate Law; Bet-the-Company
    Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice; Law Personal Injury Litigation;
    Product Liability Litigation; Professional Malpractice Law
Frank S. McGaughey III (10) - Trusts and Estates
Thomas R. McNeill - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law Securities Law
Rick Miller - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Walter G. Moeling IV (10) - Banking Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
F. Donald Nelms, Jr. - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
E. Penn Nicholson (10) - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
John R. Parks - Real Estate Law
Thomas Richey (*) - Commercial Litigation
Steven G. Schaffer - Employee Benefits Law
William B. Shearer, Jr. (*) - Mergers & Acquisitions Law
William J. Thompson (25) - Real Estate Law
Robert M. Travis - Commercial Litigation
G. Patrick Watson (*) - Antitrust Law

Chicago

Jules I. Crystal - Labor and Employment Law

Dallas

Keith Miles Aurzada (*) - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Bruce F. Howell - Health Care Law

Jefferson City

Ann K. Covington - Appellate Law; Commercial Litigation

Kansas City

Robert M. Barnes - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Irvin V. Belzer (*) - Commercial Litigation
W. Perry Brandt (10) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
Laurence M. Frazen (10) - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Karen L. Garrett - Banking Law
G. Melissa Ince - Biotechnology Law
Gregory G. Johnson - Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Herbert M. Kohn - Technology Law
Steven E. Mauer - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Craig S. O'Dear - Product Liability Litigation
James P. Pryde - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mark G. Stingley - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Robert M. Thompson - Commercial Litigation
Thomas W. Van Dyke (20) - Corporate Law

New York

Austin V. Campriello - Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense; White-Collar Criminal Defense
Robert S. Davis - Environmental Law; Land Use & Zoning Law
Robert J. Rawn - Corporate Law
Barry C. Ross - Real Estate Law

Phoenix

Steven A. Hirsch - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
R. Neil Irwin - Real Estate Law
Lucas J. Narducci - Environmental Law
Lawrence G. Scarborough - Antitrust Law

Santa Monica

Kenneth R. Costello - Franchise Law
Lawrence H. Heller - Trusts and Estates
Jonathan C. Solish - Franchise Law

St. Louis

Dan H. Ball - Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability Litigation
Fred W. Bartelsmeyer - International Trade and Finance Law
Brian W. Berglund (10) - Employee Benefits Law
Lawrence Brody (25) - Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Michael P. Burke - Labor and Employment Law
Harold R. Burroughs (*) - Real Estate Law
J. Bennett Clark - Intellectual Property Law
John Michael Clear (25) - Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Securities Law
Dennis C. Donnelly (20) - Labor and Employment Law
Victoria I. Goldson (*) - Real Estate Law
Mark H. Goran - Health Care Law
Dale A. Guariglia - Environmental Law
John W. Hoffman - Real Estate Law
Jerry M. Hunter - Labor and Employment Law
E. Perry Johnson - Antitrust Law
Michael Kahn - Entertainment Law; First Amendment Law; Intellectual Property Law;
    Media Law
J. Mark Klamer (*) - Securities Law
Ned O. Lemkemeier (20) - Labor and Employment Law
Don G. Lents (10) - Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Corporate Law;
    International Trade and Finance Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law
Linda M. Martinez - Banking Law; Health Care Law; Public Finance Law;
    Real Estate Law
Denis P. McCusker (10) - Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law
Walter L. Metcalfe, Jr. (20) - Corporate Law
George E. Murray (10) - Real Estate Law
Michael N. Newmark (25) - Tax Law
James L. Nouss, Jr. (10) - Corporate Governance and Compliance Law;
    Corporate Law; Securities Law
Gerald R. Ortbals - First Amendment Law
Lloyd A. Palans (20) - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Steven J. Poplawski (*) - Environmental Law
Douglas D. Ritterskamp (20) - Employee Benefits Law
David A. Roodman - Intellectual Property Law
William F. Seabaugh - Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Corporate Law;
    Securities Law
Kathleen R. Sherby (20) - Trusts and Estates
Sarah Roe Sise - Employee Benefits Law
Peter D. Van Cleve - Corporate Law
Lisa A. Van Fleet (10) - Employee Benefits Law
Thomas E. Wack (10) - Appellate Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation;
    Commercial Litigation
Franklin F. Wallis (20) - Trusts and Estates
Thomas C. Walsh (10) - Appellate Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial
    Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation; Securities Law
R. Randall Wang - Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Charles A. Weiss (10) - Commercial Litigation
Gregory D. Willard (20) - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Frank P. Wolff - Not for Profit Organization Law
Philip B. Wright - Tax Law

Washington

John P. Barrie (10) - Tax Law
Ralph J. Caccia (*) - White-Collar Criminal Defense
James M. Cole - White-Collar Criminal Defense
Mary Ann Mancini - Trusts and Estates
Stanley J. Marcuss (25) - Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law
Rodney F. Page - Mass Tort Litigation
Therese D. Pritchard - Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Securities Law
Daniel C. Schwartz (*) - Antitrust Law

(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.
(10) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 10 years.
(20) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 20 years.
(25) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 25 years.

In addition Bryan Cave has more listed lawyers in Best Lawyers in the fields and geographic regions listed below than any other firm: 

California

 

Franchise Law

 

Missouri

Antitrust Law; Appellate Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Employee Benefits Law; First Amendment Law; International Trade and Finance Law; Media Law; Securities Law; Technology Law

 

Jefferson City

Appellate Law; Commercial Litigation

 

Kansas City

Bet-the-Company Litigation; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Technology Law

 

Santa Monica

Franchise Law; Trusts and Estates

 

St. Louis

Antitrust Law; Appellate Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits Law; Environmental Law; First Amendment Law; Health Care Law; International Trade and Finance Law; Media Law; Real Estate Law; Securities Law; Tax Law; Technology Law

 

This document provides a general summary and is for information/educational purposes only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should always be sought before taking or refraining from taking any action.