Quarles & Brady: Two Quarles & Brady partners named 2011 BTI Client Service All-Stars

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (March 16, 2011) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Robert H. Duffy and Eric J. Van Vugt, partners in the Firm’s Milwaukee office, have been named two of 2011’s BTI Client Service All-Stars.

Duffy and Van Vugt are two of 318 attorneys nationwide to receive theAll-Star honor from BTI Consulting, which surveys corporate counsels at Fortune 1000 companies and large organizations to identify attorneys who provide the very best in client service. No law firm or attorney can submit a name, suggest clients to be contacted, or pay to be included on this list. Recipients are recognized for combining exceptional legal expertise with practical advice, business savvy and creative, effective solutions — all of which make their clients’ lives easier. Quarles & Brady was one of 201 law firms identified.

“It is an honor to have two of our Milwaukee partners receive such esteemed recognition from their clients,” said John W. Daniels, Jr., chairman of Quarles & Brady. “Both Bob and Eric take great strides to provide real value to our clients in everything they do every day, and this honor is well deserved.”

Duffy represents employers in all labor and employment areas, with a special emphasis on providing front end employment solutions, and on defending employers from civil rights, wrongful discharge, breach of contract and union related litigation. In addition to frequently speaking on employment matters, he has handled hundreds of cases before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and private arbitrators. Bob earned both his law degree and bachelor’s degree from Marquette University.

Van Vugt is a trial lawyer who handles complex commercial litigation, specializing in professional liability, insurance coverage and product liability matters. He has been lead counsel in more than 100 cases tried to verdict in state and federal courts across the country and has extensive arbitration and appellate experience. Mr. Van Vugt earned his law degree from Marquette University and his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College.

BTI is the leading provider of strategic research to law firms and General Counsel. For the past 20 years, BTI has delivered compelling, custom client surveys to firms with 6 to 600 partners. BTI also provides syndicated market research about client service, market direction and client satisfaction to more than 200 top law firms. BTI’s work spans 13 different professions, helping clients learn best practices from world-class firms in virtually all professional service industries.

Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; and Shanghai, China. 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 http://www.quarles.com.