DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.: Wisconsin Super Lawyers & Rising Stars announced


Michelle M. Friedman (262) 754-2877

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MADISON/MILWAUKEE – DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., today announced that 14 of its attorneys were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011. Additionally, seven others were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®.

Attorneys selected for inclusion in 2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers are:
Jon P. Axelrod, Business Litigation, Madison
Donald Leo Bach, Environmental, Madison
Denis P. Bartell, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Madison
Michael R. Davis, Personal Injury Plaintiff, Madison
Stephen A. DiTullio, Employment & Labor, Madison
Eric A. Farnsworth, Personal Injury Plaintiff, Madison
Douglas H. Frazer, Tax, Brookfield
Ronald R. Ragatz, Insurance Coverage, Madison
Joseph A. Ranney, III, Business Litigation, Madison
Brian R. Smigelski, Business Litigation, Brookfield
Wrede H. Smith Jr., Estate Planning & Probate, Madison
Timm P. Speerschneider, Environmental, Madison
Anne Taylor Wadsack, Family Law, Madison
Michael W. Wilcox, Estate Planning & Probate, Madison

Attorneys named for inclusion in 2011 Wisconsin Rising Stars are:
Bryan C. Esch, Business/Corporate, Madison
Bradley C. Fulton, Employment & Labor, Madison
Michele Perreault, Family Law, Madison
Bradley W. Raaths, Business/Corporate, Madison
Megan A. Senatori, General Litigation, Madison
Barret V. Van Sicklen, Employment & Labor, Madison
Jascha B. Walter, Business/Corporate, Brookfield

The selections for Wisconsin Super Lawyers are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, legal division based in Eagan, Minn. Each year, the team conducts a thorough selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check. The final list of Wisconsin Super Lawyers features the top five percent of attorneys in more than 60 practice areas. Lawyers featured on the Rising Stars list are selected based upon similar criteria as Super Lawyers; however, a candidate must either be under 40 years of age or in practice for 10 years or less, and a peer evaluation is not conducted.

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.

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