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Michelle MacGrath (414) 277-5272
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that four of its Milwaukee-based financial institution and transactions attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2005-2006 (Copyright 2004 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).
A total of 94 Quarles & Brady attorneys nationwide are listed as Best Lawyers® in this 11th edition, including 45 attorneys who have been recognized for 10 years or more. Quarles & Brady has the third-highest number of attorneys receiving this honor compared with all firms across the country.
Quarles & Brady attorneys who were distinguished in their practice of financial institutions and transactions law are:
· James D. Friedman – bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and law degree from the University Notre Dame
· Conrad G. Goodkind – bachelor and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin
· Kenneth V. Hallett – bachelor’s degree from the University Notre Dame and law degree from Harvard Law School
· Patrick M. Ryan – bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College and law degree from Marquette University
Best Lawyers® bases its listing on an exhaustive study of the legal profession in which attorneys nationwide are asked to rank the top practitioners in their specialties in their jurisdictions. This year, more than 16,000 attorneys throughout the country cast more than 500,000 votes. Because listings are based on the votes of other lawyers and cannot be solicited, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a particular honor.
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices
in Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; Chicago, Ill.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; and Naples, Fla. The firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small, entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Quarles & Brady represents clients in a broad range of industries and practice areas, including but not limited to the following: antitrust and trade regulation; bankruptcy; commercial litigation; corporate law; public finance; creditor’s rights; employee benefits; environmental law; financial institutions; federal Indian and gaming law; government relations; health care; immigration; information technology; insurance law; intellectual property; international law; labor and employment law; product liability; real estate development and finance; school law; state and federal tax; tax-exempt organizations; trusts and estates; and white-collar crime. Additional information about the firm may be found at www.quarles.com.