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29 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2014 Chambers USA

May 27, 2014

Several Thompson Coburn practice groups and 29 individual attorneys earned high rankings in the recently released 2014 Chambers USA rankings. Firms were ranked in a limited number of categories and were evaluated by Chambers researchers and through peer review. In addition, Chambers researchers interviewed firm clients about their experiences with individual attorneys and practice areas.

Here are some of the individual comments clients offered about Thompson Coburn practice groups:

  • Environmental: “They provide excellent legal, business and commonsense advice.”
  • Labor & Employment: “Extraordinarily responsive.”
  • Real Estate: “The firm not only recognizes our legal issues, but is also very aware of the business issues and complexities we face. They bring a comprehensive set of skills to any transaction.”
  • Energy & Natural Resources: “They establish unique relationships with regulators and administrative law judges, and the clients get the benefit of that.”
  • Litigation: “Very client-focused” and “easy to get along with.”

The following Thompson Coburn practice groups earned high rankings from Chambers USA:

Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Environment – Illinois
Environment – St. Louis
Intellectual Property – Missouri
Labor & Employment – St. Louis
Litigation: General Commercial – Illinois
Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis
Real Estate – St. Louis

Thompson Coburn attorneys highly ranked by Chambers:

Gordon Ankney, White Collar Crime & Government Investigations  – Missouri

C. Jonathan Benner, Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory –  Global and Nationwide (outside New York)

Bonnie Blair, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide

Eric Boyd, Environment – Illinois

Ed Cohen, Environment – St. Louis

Vic Des Laurier, Banking & Finance – Illinois

Dan Engle, Real Estate – St. Louis

Cliff Godiner, Labor & Employment – St. Louis

Steve Higgins, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Missouri

Chris Hohn, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis

Larry Katzenstein, Wealth Management: Central Region – Nationwide

David Kaufman, Corporate/M&A – Illinois

Joe Kellmeyer, Environment – St. Louis

Bob LaRose, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis

Michael Lause, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis

Amelia Lewis, Real Estate – St. Louis

Tom Litz, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis

Paul Macon, Real Estate – St. Louis

Raymond L. Massey, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis

Tom Minogue, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis

Mike Minton, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis

Tom Polcyn, Intellectual Property – Missouri

Todd Rowden, Litigation: General Commercial – Illinois

Peter Strassner, Environment – St. Louis

Mark Weisberg, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Illinois

David Wells, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis

Roman Wuller, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis

Up & Coming

Hope Abramov, Labor & Employment – St. Louis

Meg McNaul, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide

About Chambers and Partners 
Chambers and Partners publishes several guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. A team of 100 full-time researchers conducts thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide in compiling Chambers’ rankings. Researchers and editors then identify and rank the world’s best lawyers and firms (i.e., those who perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients, such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, value for money).