Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.: Announces 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Emily Friedrich


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MILWAUKEE — Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is proud to announce that 40 of its attorneys have been named 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyers®. They are among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state based on research conducted by Super Lawyers®, a service of Thomson Reuters Legal Division.

Additionally, 21 Godfrey & Kahn attorneys have been recognized as 2012 Wisconsin Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers®. Rising Stars® are lawyers age 40 and under or lawyers who have been practicing for 10 or less years. They are among the top 2.5 percent of the best, up-and-coming attorneys in the state based on the results of a survey completed by the most recent group of Super Lawyers®.

2012 Godfrey & Kahn Wisconsin Super Lawyers®:


Daniel T. Flaherty, Business Litigation

Green Bay

Timothy F. Nixon, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Winston A. Ostrow, Business Litigation


Jon E. Anderson, Employment & Labor

Paul J. Dombrowski, Real Estate

James A. Friedman, Business Litigation

Kendall W. Harrison, Business Litigation

Thomas A. Hoffner, Employee Benefits/ERISA

Rochelle H. Klaskin, Business/Corporate

Kevin J. O’Connor, Antitrust Litigation

James D. Peterson, Intellectual Property Litigation

Douglas M. Poland, Personal Injury Defense: Products

Brady C. Williamson, Business/Corporate


Michael B. Apfeld, Appellate

Anthony S. Baish, Business Litigation

Stephen L. Chernof, Real Estate

John A. Dickens, Mergers & Acquisitions

William E. Duffin, Business Litigation

Michael J. Dwyer, Real Estate

Patricia L. Falb, Business/Corporate

Carol A. Gehl, Securities & Corporate Finance

J. Gardner Govan, Estate Planning & Probate

Arthur J. Harrington, Environmental

Paul F. Heaton, Business Litigation

John L. Kirtley, Business Litigation

Joan D. Klimpel, Estate Planning & Probate

Debra Sadow Koenig, Tax

Kristi E. Leswing, Estate Planning & Probate

William H. Levit, Jr., Business Litigation

Diane M. Marchik, Environmental

Christopher B. Noyes, Mergers & Acquisitions

Douglas J. Patch, Tax

James N. Phillips, Tax

Brian L. Pierson, Native American Law

Howard A. Pollack, Business Litigation

James A. Sheriff, Banking

Mark A. Shiller, Estate Planning & Probate

Peter M. Sommerhauser, Mergers & Acquisitions

Nicholas P. Wahl, Mergers & Acquisitions

Mark C. Witt, Mergers & Acquisitions

2012 Godfrey & Kahn Wisconsin Rising Stars®:

Green Bay

Sherry D. Coley, Business Litigation


Bryan J. Cahill, Business Litigation

Jennifer L. Gregor, Intellectual Property

Jennifer A. Hannon, Estate Planning & Probate

C. Wade Harrison, Employment & Labor

Josh Johanningmeier, Personal Injury Defense: Products

Katherine Stadler, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights


Daniel J. Blinka, General Litigation

Kristine S. Cherek, Real Estate

Michael D. Huitink, Business Litigation

Jonathan R. Ingrisano, Business Litigation

Lecia D. Johnson, Tax

Brett D. Koeller, Mergers & Acquisitions

Maria L. Kreiter, Business Litigation

Jason E. Kuwayama, Banking

Danielle M. Machata, Mergers & Acquisitions

John R. McDonald, Mergers & Acquisitions

Andrew S. Oettinger, Business Litigation

Jennifer M. Olk, Estate Planning & Probate

John T. Reichert, Banking

C.J. Wauters, Securities & Corporate Finance

With more than 180 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin’s leading business law firms. Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at http://www.gklaw.com.