Foley & Lardner: Foley Madison and Milwaukee office attorneys named 2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that 12 Madison office attorneys and 31 Milwaukee office attorneys have been named Wisconsin Super Lawyers in the December 2011 issue of Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine. In addition, one attorney from the firm’s Madison office and five Milwaukee office attorneys have been named 2011 Wisconsin Rising Stars.

Among the Foley attorneys named Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 33 have been included for five or more years. Of those 33 attorneys, 19 have been included for seven consecutive years since the first publication of Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine in 2005. All attorneys named below are listed along with their primary practices, as classified by Super Lawyers.

The Madison attorneys named 2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers are:

Allen A. Arntsen, Intellectual Property Litigation
Gordon Davenport, III, Business Litigation
Bradley D. Jackson, Utilities
Daniel A. Kaplan, Employment & Labor
Gregory F. Monday, Estate Planning & Probate
David W. Reinecke, Estate Planning & Probate
Blaine R. Renfert, Business/Corporate
Anne E. Ross, Business/Corporate
Jeffrey A. Simmons, Business Litigation
Naikang Tsao, Intellectual Property Litigation
Michael B. Van Sicklen, Business Litigation
Paul T. Wrycha, Securities & Corporate Finance

The Milwaukee attorneys named 2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers are:

William J. Abraham Jr., Business/Corporate
Michael J. Aprahamian, Business Litigation
Steven R. Barth, Mergers & Acquisitions
Linda E. Benfield, Environmental
Bernard J. Bobber, Employment & Labor
Ralf-Reinhard Boer, Employment & Labor
Michael A. Bowen, Business Litigation
Mary K. Braza, Entertainment & Sports
John F. Callan, Estate Planning & Probate
Jon P. Christiansen, Franchise/Dealership
Keith A. Christiansen, Estate Planning & Probate
James R. Clark, Business Litigation
George A. Dionisopoulos, Estate Planning & Probate
Richard S. Florsheim, Intellectual Property Litigation
Benjamin F. Garmer, III, Mergers & Acquisitions
Michael G. Halfenger, Appellate
Michael W. Hatch, Real Estate
Emory Ireland, Business/Corporate
Stanley S. Jaspan, Employment & Labor
Sarah O. Jelencic, Real Estate
Maureen A. McGinnity, Tax
Brian W. McGrath, Land Use/Zoning
James T. McKeown, Antitrust Litigation
Jamshed J. Patel, Tax
Patrick G. Quick, Securities & Corporate Finance
Jay O. Rothman, Securities & Corporate Finance
Nancy J. Sennett, Securities Litigation
Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., General Litigation
Mark A. Thimke, Environmental
Adam J. Wiensch, Estate Planning & Probate
Trevor J. Will, Class Action/Mass Torts

The Madison attorneys named 2011 Wisconsin Rising Stars are:

Paul S. Hunter, Intellectual Property

The Milwaukee attorneys named 2011 Wisconsin Rising Stars are:

Frank W. DiCastri, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Kristine L. Havlik, Estate Planning & Probate
Kadie M. Jelenchick, Intellectual Property
Bartholomew F. Reuter, Insurance Coverage
John E. Turlais, Corporate Governance & Compliance

Attorneys named to the distinguished list of Wisconsin Super Lawyers represent the top five percent of legal professionals practicing in the state. Attorneys who are named Wisconsin Rising Stars include the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

To compile its annual list, the research team at Super Lawyers, which is part of the Thomson Reuters Legal division, undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff and a peer review of candidates by practice area. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research.