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27 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2015 Chambers USA

July 20, 2015

Several Thompson Coburn practice groups and 27 individual attorneys earned high rankings in the recently released 2015 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 regarding their experiences with individual attorneys and practice areas.

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

  • Corporate/M&A: "It is a very strong law firm in all respects. Every attorney that I have dealt with is extremely knowledgeable in their respective field, very responsive to client needs and demands, and thoroughly professional in their conduct."
  • Environmental: "Their key strengths are that they are very accessible, available and cost-effective, and they have a high degree of professional ability."
  • Intellectual Property: "They are knowledgeable, creative, and timely. A very high-quality firm."
  • Labor & Employment: "They are my go-to firm. They are extremely responsive, very business-focused and are able to reduce complex legal issues so that in-house counsel and management can act upon them."
  • Litigation: "They are really super trial lawyers for product liability matters, really good at strategy and witness examinations."
  • Real Estate: "They are very fast and efficient in terms of the service they provide to us. They are accessible at all times."

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

Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
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 S. Blair, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Eric E. Boyd, Environment – Illinois
Edward Cohen, Environment – St. Louis
Victor A. Des Laurier, Banking & Finance – Illinois
Daniel T. Engle, Real Estate – St. Louis
Clifford A. Godiner, Labor & Employment – St. Louis
Stephen Higgins, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Missouri
Christopher Hohn, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis
Lawrence P. Katzenstein, Wealth Management: Central Region – Nationwide
David J. Kaufman, Corporate/M&A – Illinois
Joseph M. Kellmeyer, Environment – St. Louis 
Crystal M. Kennedy, Environment – St. Louis
Robert M. LaRose, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Michael F. Lause, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Amelia Lewis, Real Estate – St. Louis
Thomas A. Litz, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Paul M. Macon, Real Estate – St. Louis
Thomas J. Minogue, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Michael B. Minton, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis
Thomas A. Polcyn, Intellectual Property – Missouri
Peter S. Strassner, Environment – St. Louis
Mark S. Weisberg, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Illinois
W. David Wells, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis
Roman P. Wuller, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis

Up & Coming

Hope Abramov, Labor & Employment – St. Louis

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).