DeWitt Ross & Stevens: Announces 39 lawyers named to Best Lawyers in America 2013

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MADISON/MILWAUKEE – The law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. today announced 39 lawyers from the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The Madison and Milwaukee based lawyers selected for inclusion represent 28 areas of law.

The 34 Madison based attorneys and their specialties selected for inclusion are:

*The years listed in parentheses are their inaugural years of being featured on the list

* Brian L. Anderson (2005) Employee Benefits, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
* Jon P. Axelrod (1995) Commercial Litigation
* Donald L. Bach (2007) Water Law
* Denis P. Bartell (1989) Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law
* Dennis P. Birke (2007) Communications Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law
* Frederic J. Brouner (2005) Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law
* Michael R. Christopher (2011) Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate 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
* Bradley C. Fulton (2013) Commercial Litigation
* Henry J. Handzel, Jr. (1989) Environmental Law
* Hugh J. Hayes (2011) Family Law
* Stuart C. Herro (2005) Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates
* 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) Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law
* Joseph A. Ranney (2010) Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation
* John Rashke (1987) Employee Benefits
* Greg E. Scallon (2013) Corporate Law
* Mark R. Sewell (2009) Land Use & Zoning Law, Municipal Law
* Wrede H. Smith, Jr. (2005) Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates
* Timm P. Speerschneider (2006) Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law
* Anne T. Wadsack (2005) Family Law
* Michael W. Wilcox (1983) Trusts and Estates
* Thomas D. Zilavy (1993) Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

The five Metropolitan Milwaukee attorneys and their respective specialties are:

*The years listed in parentheses are their inaugural years of being featured on the list

* Douglas H. Frazer (2007) Tax Litigation and Controversy, Tax Law
* Patricia A. Kujawa (2011) Family Law
* Charles H. McMullen (2008) Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
* Brian R. Smigelski (2013) Construction Law
* Ken E. Voss (2008) Construction Law

Since it was first published 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 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 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 largest 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. Find more information at