Nineteen Thompson Coburn partners have distinguished themselves as leaders in their practice areas, as ranked by the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).
These St. Louis Lawyers of the Year were selected “based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments we conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year,” according to Best Lawyers. “Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice.”
Just one lawyer in each practice area and designated metro area is honored as a Lawyer of the Year. Thompson Coburn’s 2013 list of Lawyers of the Year is a dramatic increase from last year, when six practitioners received the honor.
Thompson Coburn’s 2013 Lawyers of the Year for St. Louis:
Bill Bay- Banking & Finance
Don Dorwart - Mergers & Acquisitions
Chip Fendell - Copyright
Cliff Godiner - Employment Law-Management
Ruthanne Hammett - Equipment Finance
Laura Jordan - Litigation-Labor & Employment
Larry Katzenstein - Trusts and Estates
Tom Kinsock - Financial Services Regulation
Nick Lamb - Railroad
Mike Lause - Public Finance
Rick Lawton - Non-Profit/Charities
Tom Litz - Securities/Capital Markets
Janette Lohman - Litigation & Controversy-Tax
Tom Minogue - Corporate Compliance
David Rubin - Banking and Finance
Mark Sableman - Trademark
Linda Shapiro - Immigration Law
Rick Shear - Biotechnology
Peter Strassner - Litigation-Environmental
More than 100 Thompson Coburn attorneys appear in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The total is up from 85 in 2012 — a 20 percent increase — and includes attorneys from 52 practice areas.