DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.: Announces 38 of its attorneys included in best lawyers in America -2016 edition


August 17, 2015


Michelle M. Friedman (262) 754-2877

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MADISON|MILWAUKEE|MINNEAPOLIS – The law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., and its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., today announced 38 lawyers from its Wisconsin offices were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Seven of its attorneys also received the distinction of Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas for the region.

The attorneys selected for inclusion represent nearly 30 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 (Lawyer of the Year – Employee Benefits)

· Jon P. Axelrod (1995) Commercial Litigation

· Donald L. Bach (2007) Water Law (Lawyer of the Year – 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 (Lawyer of the Year – Communications 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-Plaintiff

· Stephen A. DiTullio (2007) Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Labor Law (Lawyer of the Year – Employment Law | Management)

· Peter R. Dohr (2006) Corporate Law

· Bryan C. Esch (2011) Real Estate Law

· Eric A. Farnsworth (2005) Medical Malpractice-Plaintiff, Personal Injury-Plaintiff (Lawyer of the Year – Medical Malpractice – Plaintiff)

· Bradley C. Fulton (2013) Commercial Litigation

· Jeffrey A. Goldman (2016) Trusts & Estates

· 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

· Richard W. Pitzner (1983) Corporate Law, Tax Law

· Ron R. Ragatz (2006) Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law (Lawyer of the Year – 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

The four 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

· 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 (Lawyer of the Year – Construction Law)

About Best Lawyers

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.”

About DeWitt

DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., including its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 100 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 law, construction, employment, environmental, employee benefits, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, tax, estate planning, family law, immigration, international, intellectual property, personal injury, patents, trademarks and copyright law.

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