Quarles & Brady LLP: 73 Milwaukee-Based Quarles & Brady LLP Attorneys Named in the Best Lawyers in America 2007


Kelly Baxter – (414) 277-5695


83 Quarles & Brady Wisconsin Attorneys Recognized


            MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that 73 of its Milwaukee-based attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007 (published by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).  An additional 10 attorneys in the Madison office are also recognized in the publication.

            A total of 123 Quarles & Brady attorneys nationwide are listed as Best Lawyers® in this edition, including 43 attorneys who have been recognized for 10 years or more.  Best Lawyers® is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.      

Quarles & Brady attorneys from the Firm’s Milwaukee office who are distinguished for excellence in their practice areas are:

  • Michael Aldana – labor and employment
  • Anthony W. Asmuth III** – corporate law and international trade and finance law
  • Wayne E. Babler Jr.* – commercial litigation
  • Jean C. Baker – intellectual property law
  • John T. Bannen* – trusts and estates
  • Andrew M. Barnes* – banking law and creditor-debtor rights law
  • David B. Bartel – mass tort litigation and product liability litigation
  • Darryl S. Bell – antitrust law
  • Kathryn M. Buono – corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, and mergers and acquisitions law
  • Gerald E. Connolly** – corporate law and real estate law
  • M. Christine Cowles – personal injury litigation and product liability litigation
  • Frank J. Daily* – mass tort litigation, personal injury litigation and product liability litigation
  • James F. Daly – trusts and estates
  • John W. Daniels Jr.* – real estate law
  • Bruce C. Davidson – corporate law
  • Steven R. Duback – tax law
  • Robert H. Duffy* – labor and employment law
  • Julianna Ebert – project finance law
  • John D. Franzini* – intellectual property law
  • James D. Friedman* – banking law
  • Chris K. Gawart – trusts and estates
  • Patrick J. Goebel – corporate law and leveraged buyouts and private equity law
  • Michael J. Gonring – personal injury litigation and product liability litigation
  • Conrad G. Goodkind* – banking law, corporate law and securities law
  • Kathleen A. Gray – trusts and estates
  • Michael M. Grebe – corporate law
  • Kenneth V. Hallett* – banking law
  • Patricia A. Hintz – tax law
  • Michael A. Jaskolski – intellectual property law
  • Lawrence J. Jost** – real estate law
  • Alyce C. Katayama* – health care law
  • David B. Kern* – labor and employment law
  • David L. Kinnamon** – nonprofit/charities law and trusts and estates
  • Mark A. Kircher – personal injury litigation
  • Brian G. Lanser – project finance law and public finance law
  • Michael H. Lappin – corporate law and leveraged buyouts and private equity law
  • Fredrick G. Lautz – corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law
  • Ely A. Leichtling* – labor and employment law
  • Michael A. Levey – nonprofit/charities law
  • John H. Lhost – trusts and estates
  • Francis H. LoCoco – personal injury litigation
  • Henry J. Loos* – trusts and estates
  • Larry J. Martin* – energy law
  • Quinn W. Martin – corporate law
  • Michael S. McCauley* – environmental law
  • Thomas P. McElligott* – environmental law
  • Sally C. Merrell* – trusts and estates
  • Ann M. Murphy – bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law
  • Mary Pat Ninneman – labor and employment law
  • Elizabeth G. Nowakowski – tax law
  • Elizabeth A. Orelup – corporate law
  • Michael  J. Ostermeyer – real estate law
  • W. Stuart Parsons** – alternative dispute resolution, bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation
  • Nancy K. Peterson – environmental law
  • Thomas J. Phillips – tax law
  • Joseph E. Puchner – real estate law
  • Robert D. Rothacker – employee benefits law
  • John A. Rothstein –commercial litigation
  • Gary M. Ruesch – education law and labor and employment law
  • Patrick M. Ryan* – banking law, corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law and mergers and acquisitions law
  • Barry E. Sammons* – intellectual property law
  • Rachel A. Schneider – environmental law
  • Carl R. Schwartz* – intellectual property law
  • Thomas A. Simonis – mergers and acquisitions law
  • Rebecca A. Speckhard – public finance law
  • Roger D. Strode – health care law
  • Paul J. Tilleman* – trusts and estates
  • Eric J. Van Vugt – commercial litigation and personal injury litigation
  • Arthur A. Vogel Jr.* – environmental law
  • Ronald L. Wallenfang – construction law
  • Patrick D. Walsh – project finance law
  • David D. Wilmoth* – tax law
  • Brian D. Winters – energy law

* denotes attorneys who have been recognized for 10 years or more.

** denotes attorneys who have been recognized for 20 years or more.


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.  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 Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples, Fla.; and Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.  The Firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small, entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies.  Additional information about the Firm may be found at www.quarles.com.