DeWitt Ross & Stevens: Announces 35 lawyers named to Best Lawyers in America 2011


Michelle M. Friedman (262) 754-2877

MILWAUKEE- The law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. today announced 35 lawyers from the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011. The Madison and Milwaukee based lawyers selected for inclusion represent 30 areas of law. From the firm’s Madison office, 30 attorneys are included in the 2011 edition and five attorneys from its Metropolitan Milwaukee office are included.

The 30 Madison based attorneys and their specialties selected for inclusion are: *The years listed in parentheses represent their inaugural year of being featured on the list

Brian L. Anderson (2005)* Employee Benefits, Tax Law, Trust & Estates

Jon P. Axelrod (1995) Commercial Litigation

Donald L. Bach (2007) Water Law

Denis P. Bartell (1989) Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law

Dennis P. Birke (2007) Communication Law, Environmental Law

Frederic J. Brouner (2005) Real Estate Law, Tax Law

Michael R. Christopher (2011) Land Use & Zoning Law

Paul A. Croake (2006) Corporate Law

Michael R. Davis (2005) Personal Injury – Plaintiffs

Stephen A. DiTullio (2007) Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Labor Law

Peter R. Dohr (2006) Corporate Law

Bryan C. Esch (2011) Real Estate Law

Eric A. Farnsworth (2005) Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury – Plaintiffs

Henry J. Handzel, Jr. (1989) Environmental Law

Hugh J. Hayes (2011) Family Law

Jayne K. Kuehn (2007) Education Law

Ronald W. Kuehn (2009) Government Relations

Jordan K. Lamb (2009) Government Relations

Joseph T. Leone (2007) Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law

Troy A. Mayne (2005) Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

William E. McCardell (2007) Construction Law, Employment Law, Labor Law

Ron R. Ragatz (2006) Environmental Law

Joseph A. Ranney (2010) Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation

John Rashke (1987) Employee Benefits

Mark R. Sewell (2009) Land Use & Zoning Law, Municipal Law

Timm P. Speerschneider (2006) Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law

Wrede H. Smith, Jr. (2005) Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Real Estate, Trust & Estates

Anne T. Wadsack (2005) Family Law

Michael W. Wilcox (1983) Trust & Estates

Thomas D. Zilavy (1993) Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Trust & Estates

The five Metropolitan Milwaukee attorneys and their respective specialties are:

David V. Meany (2006) Commercial Litigation, Information Technology, International Trade & Finance

Ken E. Voss (2008) Construction Law,

Charles H. McMullen (2008) Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

Patricia A. Kujawa (2011) Family Law

Douglas H. Frazer (2007) Tax Litigation and Controversy, Tax Law

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. is one of the top ten law firms in Wisconsin. It has nearly 90 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in several areas, including corporate and family‐owned businesses, employment, environmental, employee benefits, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, tax, estate planning, family law, personal injury, intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law. More information is available at